McLaren Macomb has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) in the area of adult stress, adult transesophageal and adult transthoracic echocardiography.
Echocardiography testing is used in the early detection of life-threatening cardiovascular disorders and other diseases. In addition to measuring blood flow through the heart, the test enables physicians to view the heart valve structure and heart wall function.
As the leading cause of death in the United States, on average, one American dies every 38 seconds of cardiovascular disease — disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
Accreditation by the ICAEL means that McLaren Macomb has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The ICAEL 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.
"We are very proud to be recognized by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories with accreditation for our adult stress, adult transesophageal and adult transthoracic echocardiography services,” said Loraine Cusumano, RN, BSN, MSA, director of cardiovascular services at McLaren Macomb. “Our hospital leadership, physicians and our great staff are committed to providing the highest quality cardiovascular care and testing services.”
ICAEL 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. ICAEL accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to echocardiography medicine, which include physicians and sonographers.
A nonprofit organization, the ICAEL is dedicated to ensuring high-quality patient care and to promoting health care. Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary. Accreditation status signifies that the facility has been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes the laboratory’s commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.