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Focus on Quality Earns Pen Bay Medical Center Vascular Lab Reaccreditation for Three Years

December 10, 2020

Contact: Jenifer Harris, Director of Communications & Public Affairs
207-301-3973 / jharris@mainehealth.org 

ROCKPORT, December 9, 2020 – Reflecting its commitment to quality and accurate testing, the Vascular Lab at Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) has earned an additional three years of accreditation in the areas of extracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral venous and peripheral arterial testing.

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits facilities that provide diagnostic imaging and intervention-based procedures, recently announced the reaccreditation. This widely respected seal of approval lets patients know they can rely on the PBMC Vascular Lab when looking for help them with diseases of the vascular system.

The kind of testing provided by the PBMC Vascular Lab can provide early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases. Cardio vascular diseases are the number one cause of death in the U.S. On average, one American dies from cardiovascular disease every 39 seconds. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Many factors contribute to an accurate vascular test, including the training and experience of the technician performing the procedures, the type of equipment used and the metrics used for analyzing results. The IAC accreditation confirms that the PBMC Vascular Lab excels in all these areas.

The Vascular Lab sees patients by referral from a primary care provider. For more information about vascular services at PBMC, call the Pen Bay Wound Healing Center at 207-301-5737 or go to www.mainehealth.org/pen-bay-medical-center/services/surgery.

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Pen Bay Medical Center
Pen Bay Medical Center is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit pbmc.org.

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