ROCKPORT — Reflecting its commitment to quality patient care, the Vascular Lab at Pen Bay Medical Center has earned reaccreditation in the area of superficial venous treatment and management.
Announced in November, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) three-year reaccreditation is a widely respected seal of approval that patients can rely when looking for the health care provider to help them with diseases of the vascular system, according to PBMC, in a news release.
The PBMC Vascular Lab offers many noninvasive studies to evaluate and manage arterial and venous diseases including varicose veins, which affects more than half of Americans age 50 and older. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool. In some cases, this condition progresses to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency.
There are many factors that contribute to accurate vein treatment and management. The training and experience of the vein specialist, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive outcome. 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 301-5737 or go to www.mainehealth.org/pen-bay-medical-center/services/surgery.
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.