Ochsner Cardiology Labs Receive ICAEL Accreditation

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Submitted by Amy Delaney

Ochsner Health System announced today that three health center Cardiology Echocardiography Labs recently received full, three year accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).  The accreditation includes adult transthoracic and adult stress testing at Ochsner Health Center – Baton Rouge, Ochsner Health Center – Covington and Ochsner Health Center – Metairie. 
“We are extremely proud of our cardiology staff for achieving this level of quality,” says Richard Milani, MD, FACC, FAHA – Ochsner Health System Vice Chairman for Cardiovascular Diseases.  “It is a tremendous accomplishment that these labs have earned this distinction.” Accreditation is granted to those facilities which successfully undergo an extensive quality survey from the ICAEL.  The survey is voluntary and includes a comprehensive self-evaluation, a review of laboratory operations and case studies, and a peer-review by accrediting staff. 
In an Echocardiography Lab, technicians perform ultrasounds of the heart to gauge its overall health and function.

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