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MRMC earns echocardiography reaccreditation

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 1:00 pm

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has been granted a three-year term of reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echocardiography in the areas of adult transthoracic and adult stress.

An echocardiogram — sometimes called a cardiac ultrasound — is a test that evaluates the heart using ultrasound technology. Echocardiography is used to detect heart disease or signs of serious cardioascular conditions.

“This reaccreditation is reflective of the commitment we have to providing outstanding heart care to our patients at Maury Regional Medical Center,” said Maury Regional Health CEO Martin Chaney, MD. “High-quality, non-invasive imaging of heart structures and function is a vital tool in treating heart disease, and I’m proud of the lifesaving work our heart team does every day.”

The reaccreditation means MRMC has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be compliant with the published standards thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the fourth highest cause of death.

Echocardiography is one of several diagnostic tools available in the Heart Center at MRMC, in addition to calcium CT scoring, cardiac catheterization, carotid ultrasound, electrocardiography, stress tests and more. It’s important to understand your risk factors for heart disease and discuss diagnostic testing with your physician.

Learn more about heart services offered at Maury Regional Health at