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Recent recognition

January 2014

Echocardiograhy Laboratories successfully accredited

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography Labs (ICAEL) has completed an intense review of each of Legacy’s Echocardiography Laboratories. As a result, Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Meridian Park, Legacy Mount Hood and Legacy Salmon Creek medical centers have been granted a three-year term accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography. Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Mount Hood and Legacy Salmon Creek received ICAEL accreditation in Adult Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) and Randall Children’s Hospital and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center received accreditation in Pediatric Echocardiography.

Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) means Legacy Cardiopulmonary/Echo Departments have undergone a thorough review of operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC 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.

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 echocardiography. 

Legacy Emanuel is chest-pain certified

The Joint Commission concluded a one-day Chest Pain Program certification survey on Nov. 8. This is a voluntary disease-specific certification that Legacy pursued and invited The Joint Commission to review and certify.

As a result of the survey, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center received preliminary certification for Chest Pain.

“The surveyor was extremely complimentary of our staff’s knowledge, our efforts and our ongoing commitment to improve,” wrote Lori Morgan, M.D., the hospital’s chief administrative officer in a message to Legacy Emanuel staff. “The surveyor identified one small area of opportunity, which we have already begun to address.”


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