Hallmark Health System’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital (MWH) have been granted a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of nuclear cardiology procedures.

Accreditation by the IAC means that both hospitals have undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

IAC 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 nuclear cardiology. IAC accreditation is widely respected in the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to nuclear cardiology, which includes physicians, technologists and medical physicists.   

Dr. Salil Midha, chief of Cardiology at MWH, said “IAC 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 nuclear cardiology. IAC accreditation is widely respected in the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to nuclear cardiology, which includes physicians, technologists and medical physicists.”

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

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