McLaren Macomb earns 3-year IAC echocardiography reaccreditation

McLaren Macomb and its Mat Gaberty Heart Center, the hospital’s comprehensive cardiovascular services center, have earned echocardiography reaccreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, IAC. The three-year reaccreditation covers echocardiography in the areas of adult transthoracic, adult transesophageal and adult stress.

The IAC’s “seal of approval” recognizes McLaren Macomb for demonstrating a “commitment to providing quality patient care” and “dedication to continuous improvement.”

Reaccreditation was earned after a thorough and intensive review of the program. Evaluated program factors included sonographer training and experience, type of equipment and patient outcome metrics.

“Having an effective echocardiography program is essential in being able to initially diagnose and ultimately treat the many forms of heart disease,” said Dr. Melissa Ianitelli, McLaren Macomb cardiologist and director of non-invasive cardiology services. “Knowing that we have an accredited echo program gives our patients comfort and confidence in their care plan — that we’re beginning their treatment with an accurate diagnosis of their underlying condition.”

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and strokes cause the fourth-most deaths each year. Echocardiography is vital in detecting the signs of heart disease and assessing their severity, providing cardiologists the information they need to begin creating an effective care plan.

McLaren Macomb, through the Mat Gaberty Heart Center, has been the leader in cardiovascular care in Macomb County. Cardiologists have regularly introduced new treatments to the area — minimally invasive procedures performed in one of the cardiac catheterization labs to address patients’ quality-of-life-limiting symptoms and potentially life-threatening conditions.

Recently, McLaren Macomb was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2021 by Fortune and IBM Watson. McLaren Macomb was the only Metro Detroit hospital included on the list, and was previously listed in 2018.

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About McLaren Macomb

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 90,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at