From left: Jessica Betscher, echo tech; Sue Christopherson,
echo tech; Dr. Roberto Wayhs, ICAEL medical director; Mary Ellen Humphreys, Methodist Charlton director cardiology services; Kevin Pinkerton, ICEAL technical director; Jon Aldama, Methodist Charlton manager cardiology
Methodist Charlton Medical Center Non Invasive Cardiology has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in the area of Adult Transesophageal and Adult Transthoracic by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). Accreditation by the ICAEL means that Methodist Charlton Medical Center Non Invasive Cardiology has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The ICAEL grants accreditation only to those facilities that are determined to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.
Early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of echocardiography procedures. ACAEL accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of echocardiography.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 38 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels.