Oceanside, NY, March 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- South Nassau Communities Hospital has received a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.
To earn the accreditation, a panel of experts conducted a comprehensive onsite review of the operational and technical components of South Nassau’s peripheral vascular lab. The accreditation is for the areas of peripheral arterial testing, peripheral venous testing, and extracranial cerebrovascular testing.
“IAC accreditation is a ‘seal of approval’ that patients can rely on as an indication that we have been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of vascular testing,” said Jeffrey S. Stein, MD, FACS, a board-certified vascular surgeon and medical director of South Nassau’s peripheral vascular lab. “IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to vascular testing, which include physicians, technologists and sonographers.”
According to the American Heart Association, the total direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. for 2010 was an estimated $503.2 billion. Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures. While vascular testing is a helpful technique, the skill and experience of the technologist performing the test, the acumen of the physicians that interpret the results of the tests and the quality of the technology used to perform the tests are essential to an accurate diagnosis.
Under the supervision Dr. Stein, South Nassau’s vascular lab offers comprehensive peripheral vascular therapies and diagnostics. The variety of tests offered evaluate for blood flow and help form an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. The best peripheral vascular programs are sensitive to the multiple cardiovascular needs of patients and draw upon the expertise of multiple specialties to bring patients the highest-quality, innovative care possible. Dr. Stein and his team work collaboratively with his colleagues from the departments of radiology and cardiology to provide patients with expert diagnosis and treatment of a variety of peripheral vascular disorders.
Peripheral Vascular Services Include:
Carotid artery ultrasound
Renal artery ultrasound
Pulse volume recordings
ABI Ankle-Brachial Indices for upper/lower extremities
Venous reflux testing
Upper and lower extremity graft surveillance
Velocity waveform studies (spectral analysis).
South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program.