HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals echocardiography labs have both been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the area of adult transthoracic echocardiography. This marks the first time both hospitals’ echocardiography labs have been accredited.

Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of a person’s heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, followed closely by stroke as the fifth highest cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. “IAC accreditation is the seal of approval that our patients can rely on as an indicator of the consistent quality care we offer at both of our hospitals and our dedication to continuous improvement,” said Nancy Demars, director of cardiopulmonary services at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospital

Media Contact

Karen Kraus

Communications Department
HSHS Wisconsin
Office: (715) 717-4591
Cell: (715) 717-4747
Karen.Kraus@hshs.org

Latest News

It is not too late to get your flu vaccine

 January 26, 2023

Health experts at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals say it is not too late to get a flu vaccine to help prevent illness this winter.

 

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital says thyroid disorders are often undiagnosed, may lead to more health complications

 January 17, 2023

An estimated 20 million Americans have some form or thyroid disorder, according to the American Thyroid Association.

 

The littlest elves are putting the biggest smiles on faces at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital this holiday season

 December 22, 2022

The gift of a newborn is special year-round, but families received an extra special delivery from HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital during December.