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LIVEWELL MINUTE: Carotid Stenting Accreditation

Posted on: 1:35 pm, January 31, 2012, by , updated on: 11:42am, July 10, 2013

Iowa Methodist Medical Center has achieved accreditation for Carotid Stenting from the IAC, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Iowa Methodist is one of the first five hospitals in the country to receive this important recognition.

Dr. Douglas Massop, MD, SVS Vascular Surgeon, The Iowa Clinic says, “Carotid stenting is a therapeutic procedure used at the site of a blockage to help keep the artery open, and for some patients, is an alternative to carotid surgery.  The vascular surgeons who practice at Iowa Methodist are committed to providing a full array of diagnostic and therapeutic options for our patients. Iowa Methodist is a truly state-of-the-art vascular center.”

The effectiveness of carotid stenting depends upon a healthcare facility’s adherence to standards for resources, training and outcomes.  Achieving this new accreditation from the IAC is just one example of our commitment to the best quality vascular care.

Accreditation by the IAC means that Iowa Methodist had a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC only accredits facilities that are found to have processes for quality patient care. The initial accreditation for Iowa Methodist is for 18 months.

For more information about Carotid Stenting, go to http://www.unitypoint.org/vascular-care.aspx

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