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Local Echocardiography Lab Receives National Accreditation

Jefferson Surgical Clinic announces the accreditation of its echocardiography lab by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The lab officially received the note of achievement in July. The rigorous, three-year process requires a minimum number of studies to be conducted and is proof of JSC's high level of patient care.
"We opened in 2014 and immediately began our path to accreditation," said Molly Rutherford, M.D., FACC, Cardiologist and Medical Director of Jefferson Surgical Clinic's echocardiography laboratory. "We're proud of this recognition, and our talented staff earned every bit of it."
Missy Lacks, RDCS/RVT, is the lab's technical director.  Kendall Cannon, who has been with JSC since 2012, is newly accredited as a registered diagnostic cardiac stenographer (RDCT). Sheryl Duvall, RDCS/RVT, oversees both Jefferson Surgical Clinic's cardiac echo lab and vascular lab.  Ashlee Carroll is also training in Echocardiography under supervision of Dr. Rutherford.
"It's Jefferson Surgical Clinic's ongoing commitment to excellence that drives our desire for top-notch patient care and cardiac evaluation," said Dr. Rutherford.
Along with its echocardiography lab, Jefferson Surgical Clinic's cardiology department offers general cardiac care and chronic disease management, echocardiography, pre-surgical evaluation, stress echocardiography (treadmill testing), as well as holter and event monitoring.  JSC also has a vascular lab accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). All accreditations are re-evaluated every three years.
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About Jefferson Surgical Clinic
Jefferson Surgical Clinic's board-certified physicians offer a wide variety of consultative, non-surgical, minimally invasive and surgical services for patients of all ages throughout southwestern Virginia.  Their accomplished physicians are matched with state-of-the-art facilities, innovative treatment options, and a staff committed to providing exceptional service.  Visit for more information, or call 540.283.6000.

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