Daytona Beach, FL – The University of Florida (UF) Health Heart and Vascular Surgery Program at Halifax Health Medical Center has been officially accredited.
Recently, the Peripheral Arterial Testing sector of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) approved a 3-year accreditation for the UF Health program. Programs such as these help doctors detect potentially life-threatening cardiovascular disorders that can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 cause of death in the country as it claims 1 person every 39 seconds. The 3rd largest cause of death and the largest cause of disability is from strokes, which occur 800,000 times a year in the U.S.
Diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases relies on the training of technologist, equipment, and the quality of the facility. An IAC approval indicates a long process of applying and reviewing as well as it indicates quality health care that patients can rely on. IAC accreditation requires facilities to complete an in-depth self-analysis as well as undergo a review by medical professionals and experts. How the facility operates and what technical abilities the facility has is also considered.
For more information on the recently accredited UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery Program, you can go to www.HalifaxHealth.org/UFhealth or call 386-226-2662.
Photo courtesy of Halifax Health.
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