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Mobile, Ala. (January 9, 2008)
Contact: Amanda MacDonald, (251) 470-1682

USA Heart Station Receives Accreditation


The University of South Alabama Health Services Foundation Heart Station was recently granted reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).

The laboratory is one of the first one thousand echocardiography laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to be recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing.


Echocardiography is a complex imaging technique that relies on the experience and training of both the physician and sonographer. The accuracy of diagnostics is determined by their interpretive and technical abilities.

The ICAEL is a non-profit organization, dedicated to ensuring high quality patient care and to promoting health care. Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary. Accreditation status signifies the facility has been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes the laboratory’s commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of the heart.
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