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Suburban Community Hospital’s Diagnostic Cardiac Services Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation by IAC 


East Norriton, PA (February 16, 2022) — Suburban Community Hospital has received a three-year term of re-accreditation in the area of Echocardiography services by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

The IAC 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.

“The re-accreditation of our echocardiography services is a ‘seal of approval’ that patients can rely on Suburban Community Hospital to provide the highest level of echocardiography care,” said Donna Nagle, Director of Radiology and Cardiology at Suburban Community Hospital. “We are pleased to offer the community advanced cardiology care.”

Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in the U.S. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease—disorders of the heart and blood vessels.

There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. The training and experience of the sonographer performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome.

Nagle added, “Early detection of potential health conditions related to the heart and blood vessels is critical for our patients. Having the equipment, technology, and expertise to perform such vascular testing can literally be the difference between life and death for our patients. This accreditation solidifies the high level of care we offer in Montgomery County.”

These latest reaccreditations demonstrated Suburban Community Hospital’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography.

To learn more about the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), visit

About Suburban Community Hospital – Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospitaland a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted, and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit