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Taylor Hospital Vascular Laboratory Receives Reaccreditation

In Brief

  • The Taylor Hospital Peripheral Vascular Laboratory recently achieved a three-year reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
  • Services offered through Taylor’s vascular lab include carotid ultrasound, venous ultrasound (to rule out deep vein thrombosis) and arterial PVR to check for peripheral arterial disease.
  • During the accreditation process, every aspect of the laboratory’s daily operations and its impact on the quality of healthcare provided to patients is assessed and reviewed.
  • Taylor’s vascular lab is one of a growing number in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to meet or exceed the ICAVL standards for noninvasive testing. 

The Taylor Hospital Peripheral Vascular Laboratory, under the direction of Dennis W. Cronin, M.D., recently achieved a three-year reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). The reaccreditation is for the following procedures: extracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral venous and peripheral arterial testing.

Services offered through Taylor’s vascular lab include carotid ultrasound, venous ultrasound (to rule out deep vein thrombosis) and arterial PVR (pulse volume recording) to check for peripheral arterial disease. Additionally, the vascular lab at Crozer-Chester Medical Center is accredited by ICAVL.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, costing society over 83.7 billion dollars each year in health services, medications and lost work time due to disability. Stroke, which happens when the blood supply to the brain is blocked by a clot or a blood vessel bursts, is the third-leading cause of death and disability in this country.

One American dies every 32 seconds of cardiovascular disease, disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Each year, 2 million people in the U.S. develop deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the veins). This affliction can become life-threatening when the blood clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs.

Early detection of these life-threatening vascular diseases is possible through the use of noninvasive vascular testing techniques performed within vascular laboratories.

“Our participation in the accreditation process demonstrates a commitment on the part of the hospital and its staff to meet ICAVL’s high standards,” Cronin says. “The technicians do a very good job, as well as the physicians who interpret the test results. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of Arthur G. Baker Jr., M.D., who was the medical director of the vascular lab when we received our first ICAVL accreditation in 1998.”

Taylor’s vascular lab is one of a growing number in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to meet or exceed the ICAVL standards for noninvasive testing. During the accreditation process, every aspect of the laboratory’s daily operations and its impact on the quality of healthcare provided to patients is assessed and reviewed. While completing the application, laboratories are required to identify and correct potential problems, revise protocols and validate quality assurance programs. 

To make an appointment at the Taylor Hospital Vascular Laboratory, call 1-866-5-CK-XRAY (1-866-525-9729).

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