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GMC-Duluth earns accreditation

DULUTH -- Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc. recently achieved accreditation for echocardiography procedures.

The three-year term of accreditation is in the area of adult transthoracic, or cardiac ultrasound, and by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, according to a release. The accreditation means a thorough review was conducted of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The facilities were found to be providing quality patient care and in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including a detailed case study review.

The use of echocardiography procedures help doctors with early detection of life-threatening heart disorders.

IAC accreditation is widely respected in the medical community, a release said, and considered a "seal of approval" for patients as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects as its operation.