Hospital accredited in echocardiography laboratory
Stevens Point, WI – Saint Michael’s Hospital was granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). The laboratory is one of the first one thousand echocardiography laboratories in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico to be so recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing.
Participation on the accreditation is voluntary. Accreditation status signifies that the facility has been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes the laboratory’s commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease. Saint Michael’s Hospital has been an accredited in echocardiography laboratory since 2002.
The ICAEL was established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE) to provide a peer review mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations by a process of voluntary accreditation.