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Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Cardiovascular Lab Earns Vascular Testing Reaccreditation

Date: October 11, 2022
Contact: Tamara Sloper (sloper@intersocietal.org)

Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the
use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’
offices. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one
American dies every 34 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood
vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is leading cause of death and the
leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 strokes occurring annually.
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing. The
training and experience of the technologist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used
and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive
patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator
of consistent quality care and a commitment to continuous improvement.
Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Cardiovascular Laboratory located in Yankton, SD has been
granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
(IAC) in Vascular Testing in the area(s) of Peripheral Arterial Testing, Peripheral Venous
Testing, and Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing. This latest accreditation awarded
to Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Cardiovascular Laboratory demonstrates the facility’s ongoing
commitment to providing quality patient care in vascular testing.
Accreditation by the IAC indicates that Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Cardiovascular
Laboratory has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in
compliance with the published Standardsthus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care
in vascular testing. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a
panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and
technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies
and their corresponding final reports.