April 20, 2012 – Hallmark Health System is proud to announce that both Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital have been granted a three-year accreditation in the area of Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

The IAC accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued in all aspects of its operations by a panel of national medical experts in the field of echocardiography (heart/cardiac ultrasound).

Early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of echocardiography.  Echocardiography is the procedure of choice for most patients with valvular heart disease and immensely useful in the care and diagnosis of coronary artery disease.

The accreditation means both hospitals have undergone a thorough review of operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC only grants accreditation to facilities that are found to provide quality patient care in compliance with national standards through a detailed process including case study review.

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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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