Heritage Valley Earns Reaccreditation in Echocardiography

Heritage Valley’s Heart & Vascular Centers in Beaver and Leetsdale have been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic and Adult Stress. The accreditation demonstrates the Heart & Vascular Center’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography.

Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and according to the American Heart Association, more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease which amounts to about one every 40 seconds.

“Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of echocardiography procedures,” said Dr. Michael Malkowski, Medical Director, Echocardiography, Heritage Valley Heart & Vascular Center.  “We are proud to once again achieve accreditation for our Echo Labs. Our equipment, processes, and team of physicians and technicians were assessed and given the ‘seal of approval’ through the IAC accreditation process.”

The IAC conducts an intensive application and review process to ensure compliance with published standards, which includes a thorough review from a panel of medical experts. IAC accreditation programs are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and are widely respected within the medical community.  

In addition to the Heritage Valley Heart & Vascular Center locations in Beaver and Leetsdale, cardiology and cardiovascular services are offered in Calcutta, Ohio, Ellwood City, Kennedy Township, and at the Beaver and Sewickley hospitals. To make an appointment at any Heart & Vascular location, call 724.773.4502. For more information about the Heart & Vascular Center, click here.


About Heritage Valley Health System

Heritage Valley Health System is a $535 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 4,400 employees and more than 530 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its three hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley, Heritage Valley Beaver and Ohio Valley Hospital; in more than 45 physician offices; and more than 21 community satellite facilities.  For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.