Noninvasive Vascular Laboratories at Bon Secours Vein and Vascular Specialists Earn Three-Year Reaccreditations from Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

The noninvasive vascular laboratory at the Bon Secours Vein and Vascular Specialists in Chesapeake has earned three-year reaccreditation in vascular testing from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission’s (IAC) in the areas of extracranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral venous testing and peripheral arterial testing.

IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of medical experts in the vascular testing field, according to the commission. The commission noted that it grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process, including detailed case study review.

“I am very proud of the hard work of the entire vascular laboratory team and the recognition of our professional commitment to providing the highest quality patient care. IAC accreditation is broadly respected in the medical community,” said Marc Camacho, MD, board certified vascular surgeon with Bon Secours Vein and Vascular Specialists.

As noted by the IAC, cardiovascular diseases – disorders of the heart and blood vessels –¬ constitute the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies of cardiovascular disease every 39 seconds. In addition, stroke – as a disorder of the blood supply to the brain – is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually.

What’s more, the total direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. for 2010 was an estimated $503.2 billion, according to the American Heart Association.

But early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through vascular testing procedures performed in hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices, the IAC said.

Bon Secours Vein and Vascular Specialists is a part of the Bon Secours Medical Group and is located at 4041 Taylor Road, Suite E, in Chesapeake, Virginia.

About Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Bon Secours Virginia Health System (BSV), the fourth-largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, is comprised of Bon Secours Richmond and Bon Secours Hampton Roads. BSV includes seven award-winning hospitals: four in Richmond and three in Hampton Roads. Bon Secours brings together an expanding network of hospitals, primary care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities to provide high-quality health care and wellness services to thousands of Virginians. The not-for-profit Catholic health system employs nearly 12,500 people. Bon Secours Virginia hospitals offer a full range of services, including cardiac, women’s, children’s, orthopaedics, emergency services, oncology, neurosciences and surgery.