Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Cardiology Center in Rego Park has earned re-accreditation in nuclear cardiology from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Procedures performed using nuclear cardiology lead to early detection of life-threatening conditions such as heart disorders, stroke and other diseases.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds from disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
“This accreditation demonstrates LIJ Forest Hills commitment to high standards and to enhancing the quality of care for our heart patients,” said Mitchel Jacobs, MD, medical director of the hospital. “I want to thank our staff at the cardiology center for all of their hard work and dedication in helping us to achieve this goal once again.”
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on nuclear cardiology testing. The skill of the technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are each critical to quality patient testing.
Accreditation by IAC for a three-year term shows that LIJ Forest Hills Cardiology Center has undergone a thorough review of their operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to provide quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.
About Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, a 312-bed community hospital located in an ethnically diverse residential neighborhood in northern Queens, provides high-quality, compassionate healthcare with sensitivity and respect for the cultural needs of patients and their families. The hospital’s emergency department treats about 54,000 patients a year. LIJ Forest Hills offers general surgery, bloodless medicine and surgery, bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, orthopaedics, gynecology, advanced gastroenterology services, emergency care, lung health screening, on-site and through a vast array of affiliated medical staff. The hospital’s Women's New Life Center features labor-delivery-recovery suites for new moms and their families. The hospital’s Multispecialty Center in Rego Park offers affordable, high-quality outpatient health care.