OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois has been reaccredited in transthoracic and fetal echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), reaffirming their commitment to providing quality patient care. Echocardiography is a noninvasive ultrasound used to evaluate heart structure and function.
Each year more than 35,000 infants in the U.S. are born with congenital heart defects. They cause more deaths during the first year of life than any other birth defect. Diagnosis and treatment has improved greatly over the past few decades due in large part to echocardiography, allowing almost all affected children to grow into adulthood.
“This IAC accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can rely on as an indicator of our consistent quality care and dedication to continuous improvement,” says Dr. Marc Knepp, co-director of the Congenital Heart Center at OSF Children’s Hospital.
OSF Children’s Hospital has the state’s only comprehensive congenital heart program outside of Chicago, offering a broad range of innovative treatments and services.