Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jan 15, 2013
Contact : Maureen Gillespie, Manager, Public Relations  
732-776-4166
mgillespie@meridianhealth.com

Jersey Shore’s Lawrence P. Mueller, M.D., FACS receives prestigious vascular testing accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

 

Neptune, NJ -  Jersey Shore proudly announces that Dr. Lawrence P. Mueller and Garden State Vein Care have been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of Peripheral Venous Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Vascular screenings are non-invasive tests that detect the presence of unsuspected, yet potentially dangerous vascular conditions, such as stroke and artery blockage.

Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease - disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually. Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians' offices. While these tests are helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing. The skill of the technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are each critical to quality patient testing.

Dr. Mueller says, “Accreditation by IAC is the current national gold standard for office based vascular testing – a non-invasive way of identifying potentially dangerous cardiovascular conditions.  Test results can help caregivers and patients take steps to manage, and sometimes prevent, cardiovascular conditions from worsening. IAC accreditation assures that patients are receiving the most advanced and accurate tests performed by experts.”

IAC accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of vascular testing. To receive this accreditation by the IAC, Garden State Vein Care has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.    IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to vascular testing, which include physicians, technologists and sonographers.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women’s specialty services. For more information on Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.