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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).

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Riverside Healthcare is a fully integrated healthcare system serving the needs of individuals and communities throughout the counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, Grundy and beyond. As part of the system, Riverside Medical Center, a 312-bed hospital, provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care and is a nationally recognized, award-winning Level II Trauma hospital with nationally-leading programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery and orthopedics. Its reputation for nursing excellence has made Riverside the area's only Magnet® Recognized hospital. Because Riverside's clinical performance ranks them among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, Healthgrades has named them a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award, and Truven Health Analytics presented them with the 100 Top Hospitals® award. Riverside also operates several community, primary and specialty health centers throughout the region. Learn more about Riverside Healthcare at www.RiversideHealthcare.org.