Presence St. Mary's Hospital
Presence St. Mary’s Hospital Earns Cardiac Diagnostics Accreditation

Kankakee Hospital First in Region to Achieve this Distinction

(Kankakee, IL) –
Presence St. Mary’s Hospital’s (PSMH) Cardiac Diagnostics Department has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. The IAC Echocardiography accreditation program ensures high quality patient care.

Accreditation by the IAC means that PSMH Cardiac Diagnostics underwent  an intensive application and review process and was  found to be in compliance with the National Standards  demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography.

Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular conditions. There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. The training and experience of the sonographers, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome.

Through the IAC accreditation process, facilities assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients, which often includes identifying and correcting potential problems, revising protocols and validating quality assurance programs.

“This accreditation demonstrates Presence St. Mary’s commitment to higher standards,” says Pam Borens, Presence St. Mary’s Director of Ambulatory Services. “This recognition is a direct reflection of the highly-dedicated staff at St. Mary’s. The patients we serve can be assured that our safety and quality care services are consistent with the best hospitals in the nation.


Presence St. Mary’s Echo Lab Coordinator, Sarah Soleau and Cardiologist, Dr. Hershel Wix review an echo test.



About Presence St. Mary’s Hospital

Presence St. Mary’s Hospital is a 182-bed acute care facility with a Level II Emergency/Trauma Center serving Kankakee and the surrounding counties. Presence St. Mary’s Hospital has received numerous awards for their quality of care and has been recognized nationally for their achievements in patient safety and satisfaction.

About Presence Health

Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, serving over 4 million people in 11 counties. With over 150 sites of compassionate care including 12 hospitals, over 17,000 associates and more than 4,000 medical professionals, Presence Health has annual revenue of $2.6 billion.



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