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Echocardiography labs at four Aurora hospitals honored for commitment to quality

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

MILWAUKEE, WI, The echocardiography laboratories at St. Luke’s Medical Center, St. Luke’s South Shore, West Allis Memorial Hospital and Aurora Sinai Medical Center that helps doctors diagnose heart disease are being honored for the high quality of tests done there.

The echocardiography labs at the four hospitals all have received a 3-year-accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). The four Aurora sites are among the first one thousand echocardiography labs in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to be so recognized for a commitment to high quality patient care and provision of quality diagnostic testing.

Echocardiographic testing is useful in the detection and management of many types of heart disease. The noninvasive test has become one of the standard diagnostic tools in cardiology. An estimated 10 million echocardiograms are performed annually in the United States. More than 16,000 of those are performed at the Aurora labs.

ICAEL evaluates labs based on the interpretive and technical abilities of the staff as well as other critical elements of an echocardiography laboratory. This accreditation signifies the Aurora Sinai lab has a continued commitment to high quality patient care as well as quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.

St. Luke’s Medical Center, St. Luke’s South Shore, West Allis Memorial Hospital and Aurora Sinai Medical Center are a part of Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora has care sites in 80 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

Contact: Jennifer Gross (414-385-2363)

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