FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The echocardiography laboratory at Northside Hospital-Forsyth has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Accreditation by the IAC means that Northside has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts and was found to be providing quality patient care in compliance with national standards.
"These accreditations demonstrate Northside's commitment to higher standards and to enhancing the quality of care for our heart patients at each of our facilities," said Liz Sobczyk, director of cardiovascular services, Northside Hospital. "I want to thank our staff for all of their hard work in helping us to achieve this goal."
IAC accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of echocardiography. When scheduled for an echocardiography procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their examination will be performed.