Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Vascular and Echo Laboratories have received a “seal of approval” — again.
The New Brunswick health care center earned the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission’s three-year reaccreditation, which indicates RWJUH’s programs provide consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement in specific areas based on an application and review process.
The Vascular Lab received accreditations for extracranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral arterial testing and peripheral venous testing, and the Echo Lab received accreditation for adult transthoracic echo, adult transesophageal echo and adult stress echo.
“Both labs perform critical services to detect and prevent life-threatening vascular and cardiac events,” said Dr. Partho Sengupta — Henry Rutgers professor of cardiology and chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Chief of Cardiology at RWJUH — said in a statement “We are proud of the ongoing work and commitment of the laboratories in providing the highest level of quality, safe care for our patients.”
These types of tests make possible the early detection of life-threatening conditions such as heart disorders and stroke. According to RWJUH, cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S.