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Chesapeake and Washington Heart Care in Waldorf and Leonardtown has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

Accreditation by the commission means that Chesapeake and Washington Heart Care has undergone a review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The commission 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, according to a news release.

Accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of nuclear cardiology, the release states.

Patients can learn more at www.intersocietal.org/nuclear/main/patients.htm.

Accreditation is respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to nuclear cardiology, which includes physicians, technologists and medical physicists, according to the release.

Nuclear cardiology accreditation is required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and in some cases by private insurers, the release states.