MDH Cardiopulmonary Department Earns Reaccreditation


The McDonough District Hospital Cardiopulmonary Department has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area(s) of Adult Transthoracic and Vascular Testing in the area(s) of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, and Peripheral Venous/Arterial Testing.

The accreditations awarded to the MDH Cardiopulmonary Department demonstrate the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography and vascular testing.

Echocardiography assesses different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke, and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures.

About IAC
The IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear medicine/PET, MRI, CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management, cardiac electrophysiology, and cardiovascular catheterization. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of more than 40 national medical societies. To learn more about IAC, visit

Pictured L-R: Jill Foster, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Registered Vascular Specialist, and Certified Respiratory Therapist; Dr. Edwin Card, Medical Director for Vascular; Dr. John Gill, Medical Director for Echocardiography; and Tracy Poffenbarger, Registered Nurse, Registered Cardiac Sonographer, and Registered Vascular Specialist

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