South Shore Hospital Earns Vein Center Accreditation

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South Shore Hospital, part of South Shore Health System, has been granted accreditation in the area of  Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vein Center.

The IAC grants accreditation only to those elite facilities that excel in providing exceptional patient care, in full compliance with strict national standards. South Shore Hospital earned the accreditation after a comprehensive application process, including a rigorous review of selected patient procedures.

“This has been a multi-year effort and we are very pleased to share this news,” said Edward Marcaccio, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery at South Shore Hospital. “Accreditation from the IAC is a ‘seal of approval’ that shows South Shore Hospital demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care in vein treatment and management.”

This latest endorsement adds to an ongoing series of approval from the IAC, including South Shore Hospital’s accreditation as a Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory.

More than one half of Americans age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins. Whether to relieve symptoms and/or improve appearance, treating varicose veins can be performed by hospitals and vein centers that specialize in the evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders.

According to the IAC, there are several factors that contribute to accurate vein treatment and management: The training and experience of the vein specialist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used, and finally, the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure. South Shore Hospital fulfills all three factors contributing to positive patient outcomes.

“IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community,” said Dr. Marcaccio. “It is great to be acknowledged for our commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care.”

 When scheduling a vein center procedure, patients are encouraged to research the accreditation status of the facility where their treatment and management will be performed.

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