St. Mary's Heart Center has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Nuclear Cardiology. This latest accreditation awarded to demonstrates St. Mary's ongoing
commitment to providing quality patient care in nuclear cardiology.
In order to receive accreditation by IAC, St. Mary's Heart Center had
to undergo an intensive application and review process comprised of a
detailed self evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel
of medical experts. The IAC accreditation process assesses both the critical
operational and technical components of program, including case studies
and corresponding final reports. Once the proess was complete. St. Mary's
was foundto have satisfied all published standards.
St. Mary's Heart Center is arguably one of the best cardiology programs
in the Kansas City Metro. The hospital takes
Nuclear cardiology procedures very seriously as these procedures make early detection of life-threatening
heart disorders, stroke, and other diseases, possible. Currently, cardiovascular
diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. An average
of one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease - disorders
of the heart and blood vessels - and St. Mary's Medical Center is
dedicated to ending that trend.
IAC accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely
on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous
improvement.There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis
based on nuclear cardiology including the training and experience of the
technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used and
the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure. All
of these factors contribute to a positive patient outcome and St. Mary's
Medical Center continues to meet and exceed the standards patients expect.