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Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute at RiverBend earns five vascular reaccreditations

OHVI has been granted a three-year term of Vascular Testing reaccreditation by the IAC

August 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Lane County residents seeking heart health care can rest easy. PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend’s Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute (OHVI) is one of only three vascular labs in the state of Oregon to earn all five vascular lab accreditations from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in all areas of testing.

“This latest accreditation awarded to OHVI demonstrates the team’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care,” said Rick Padgett, MD, Cardiology. “IAC accreditation is something patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.”

Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation process followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process assesses both the critical operational and technical components a facility.

OHVI has been granted a three-year term of Vascular Testing reaccreditation by the IAC in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing, Peripheral Arterial Testing, Intracranial Cerebrovascular Testing and Visceral Vascular Testing.

OHVI has also been granted a three-year term of echocardiography reaccreditation by the IAC in the areas of adult stress, adult transesophageal and adult transthoracic. OHVI caregivers also serve patients at PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence, Cottage Grove Community Medical Center in Cottage Grove and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District in Eugene. IAC granted the OHVI team echocardiography reaccreditation for each location in the area of adult transthoracic.

OHVI is also accredited by the IAC for general nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology.

OHVI serves patients with heart and vascular disorders, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. The team is comprised of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional radiologists, and vascular surgeons. For more information, call (541) 222-7218.

About PeaceHealth: Based in Vancouver, Wash., PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is one of Oregon's busiest hospitals located in Springfield, Ore., 110 miles south of Portland. This 347-bed facility is one of the largest hospitals between Portland and San Francisco, serving as a Level II Trauma Center for an eight-county region. Key services for the not-for-profit hospital include cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, oncology, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care, neurosurgery and other specialized surgical services. Visit us online at

About IAC: 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 in the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to echocardiography, which include physicians and sonographers. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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