News | Published June 4, 2018

Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology earns reaccreditation in echocardiography from Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce that Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology has been granted a three-year term of reaccreditation in echocardiography from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of echocardiography procedures, which uses sound waves to take moving images of the heart. There are many aspects that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography testing—the skill of the echocardiography sonographer performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician, and quality assurance measures are each critical to quality patient testing.

Reaccreditation by the IAC means that Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology has once again undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. It is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the cardiology practice has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of echocardiography.

“By regularly renewing this accreditation, Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology’s echocardiography department is held to the high standards and regulations set forth by the IAC to better serve our patients,” said Alexander Szymanski, MD, director of the echocardiography lab at Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology. “Our patients can take comfort in knowing that they will receive high quality testing to accurately diagnose their heart condition, which is an important step in developing their plan of care.”

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to echocardiography, which include physicians and sonographers. For more information on echocardiography and additional services offered by Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology, visit mountnittany.org/cardiology.