Idaho Vein Center earns reaccreditation by IAC


Portneuf Medical Center - Idaho Vein Center earns reaccreditation by IAC

[caption id="attachment_19195" align="aligncenter" width="744"] Employees in photo listed from left to right: Gregg Taylor RVT; Jean Goodnough RVT; Julio Vasquez MD; Lisa Hansen PA-C; Courtney Shuff CMA; and Kimberly Saiz RMA Clinical Coordinator.[/caption] Pocatello, ID – More than one half of Americans age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs. In some cases, this condition progresses to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Whether to relieve symptoms and/or improve appearance, treating varicose veins can be performed by vein centers that specialize in the evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders. There are many factors that contribute to the accurate diagnosis, treatment and management of venous disease.  The training and experience of the physician or healthcare professional examining the patient, the skill and knowledge of the technologist performing the vascular ultrasound, the type of equipment used, among others, contribute to a positive patient outcome and quality results. Obtaining national accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement. We are pleased to announce that the Idaho Vein Center at Portneuf Medical Center has been granted reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), which is the most reputable national accreditation body in the field of Vascular Ultrasound and Vein Centers.  The Idaho Vein Center is the only accredited Vein Center by the IAC in the state of Idaho, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and venous clots.  A separate reaccreditation has been obtained for the Idaho Vein Center which focuses on high quality Vascular Ultrasound of the carotid arteries of the neck along with both venous and arterial ultrasound of the legs.  The Idaho Vein Center was granted initial accreditation in 2012 by the IAC, and has maintained without interruption this high level of achievement. The latest accreditations awarded to the Idaho Vein Center of Portneuf Medical Center demonstrate the facility's ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in vascular testing and comprehensive management of diseases of the veins. The Idaho Vein Center is located at 444 Hospital Way, Suite 777 and it can be reached calling 208-239-1650. Note: Portneuf Medical Center is a regional referral hospital for southern and eastern Idaho and western Wyoming. From our Cancer Center and Level II NICU to our cardiology care and Level II Trauma Center, our dedicated doctors, nurses and staff stand ready to help families in the region.