Kankakee,
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2017
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Riverside Medical Center Earns Echocardiography Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

Dr. Vikas Patel, Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization & Echocardiography
"This seal of approval gives patients the promise of consistent, quality echo care," said Dr. Vikas Patel, Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization & Echocardiography at Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute. "Our team is dedicated to the continual improvement of patient experiences. This recognition further demonstrates the care received at Riverside is among the best in the nation." 
Dr. Vikas Patel, Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization & Echocardiography

Riverside is recognized for quality patient care in heart ultrasound procedures

KANKAKEE, IL (March 30, 2017) - Riverside Medical Center and the Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute have earned a three-year accreditation in Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), a nationally recognized quality patient care accreditation program.

Echocardiography, also known as "echo" or an ultrasound of the heart, is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular conditions. Many factors contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography and a positive patient outcome, including:

  • The training and experience of the sonographer performing the procedure
  • The type of equipment used
  • The quality assessment metrics the facility is required to measure

Accreditation by IAC indicates Riverside Medical Center has undergone an intensive application and review process, including the assessment of operational and technical components of the facility as well as representative case studies and their corresponding final reports. These indications demonstrate a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography.

"This seal of approval gives patients the promise of consistent, quality echo care," said Dr. Vikas Patel, Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization & Echocardiography at Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute. "Our team is dedicated to the continual improvement of patient experiences. This recognition further demonstrates the care received at Riverside is among the best in the nation." 

Learn more about Riverside's comprehensive approach to heart care by visiting riversidehealthcare.org/heart. To schedule an appointment, call the Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute at 1-844-404-HRTS (4787).

Boilerplate

Riverside Medical Center is located in Kankakee, Illinois, and is part of Riverside Healthcare, a fully-integrated healthcare system serving the needs of patients throughout five Illinois counties including Kankakee, Iroquois, Livingston, Will, Grundy and parts of Western Indiana. Riverside Medical Center is a 312-bed Level II Trauma hospital that provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care. Offering award-winning programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery, orthopedics and a reputation for nursing excellence has placed Riverside as a leader nationally and locally. Riverside is the area's only Magnet® Recognized hospital and ranks among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. The healthcare system has earned Truven Health's Top 100 Hospitals award eight times and is a multi-year recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award. Riverside Medical Group includes more than 140 primary and specialty care providers that deliver care at sites throughout the region. Learn more about Riverside Healthcare at www.RiversideHealthcare.org.