South Shore Hospital Earns Vein Center Reaccreditation
South Shore Hospital, part of South Shore Health, has been granted reaccreditation 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 reaccreditation after a comprehensive application process, including a rigorous review of selected patient procedures.
“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,” said Edward Marcaccio, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery at South Shore Hospital. “We are thrilled to receive this award which allows us to continue improving the lives of patients suffering with varicose veins.”
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. “Earning the IAC’s approval validates our passion to deliver a superior patient experience and outcome.”