DANBURY, Connecticut, July 26, 2018 — Western Connecticut Medical Group (WCMG) Vascular Surgery located in Danbury, Connecticut has been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vein Center in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management. This latest accreditation awarded to WCMG Group Vascular Surgery demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in vein treatment and management. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.
Accreditation by the IAC indicates that WCMG Vascular Surgery has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vein treatment and management. 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.
More than one half of Americans age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs. In some cases, this condition progresses to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
Whether to relieve symptoms or improve appearance, treating varicose veins can be performed by vein centers that specialize in the evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders. There are many factors that contribute to an accurate vein treatment and management. The training and experience of the vein specialist 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 provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: improving health care through accreditation. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to venous disorders, which include physicians, physician extenders, nurses, and ultrasound technologists. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
About WCMG Vascular Surgery
As the first and only vein center in the state of Connecticut to achieve IAC Vein Center accreditation, WCMG Vascular Surgery is deeply committed to providing patients the highest quality care with the best outcomes. We offer leading-edge diagnostic and vascular procedures, including noninvasive testing in the Western Connecticut Health Network Vascular Laboratory, which is IAC accredited in all six areas of testing and ranked in the top two percent in the nation.
Call 203-794-5680 to schedule an appointment with one of our excellent vascular surgeons. Visit our website to learn more about the advanced, expert vascular care they provide for patients.
Western Connecticut Health Network
Amy Forni, Manager, Public Relations