Banner Boswell Medical Center receives national accreditation for cardiovascular ultrasound
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Sept. 23, 2013) – The American Heart Association estimates that on average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disorders, but early detection can save lives.
Banner Boswell Medical Center uses echocardiography, or cardiovascular ultrasound, to view the heart, leading to early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases. The program has been accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for its ultrasound technology. For patients, this means that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of echocardiography.
The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that meet the criteria for providing quality patient care and that are in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.
The facility’s cardiovascular ultrasound is granted a three year term of accreditation in echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic by the IAC.
Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz., specializes in neurosciences, heart care, cancer care, stroke care, orthopedic surgery, physical rehabilitation, neurosciences and stroke care, skilled nursing and Emergency care. Banner Boswell is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 24 hospitals in seven states. Supporting Banner Boswell’s mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Boswell or Facebook.