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Cleveland Clinic Florida Echocardiography Laboratories in Western&West Palm Beach Earn Accreditation

November 17, 2010

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Echocardiography Laboratories in Weston and West Palm Beach have earned accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).

Accreditation status indicates that Cleveland Clinic Florida’s laboratories have been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes the organization’s commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.

“This accreditation is an achievement that exemplifies our commitment to bringing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Bernie Fernandez, M.D., chief executive officer of Cleveland Clinic Florida. Our multidisciplinary team of health care professionals is dedicated to the prevention, detection and treatment of heart disease.”

Cleveland Clinic Florida’s cardiac specialists use non-invasive, state-of-the-art equipment to analyze cardiac structure and flow. They perform two and three dimensional echocardiograms to diagnose many types of heart disease and develop appropriate treatment programs for patients.

About Cleveland Clinic in Florida

Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston and West Palm Beach, is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has nearly 180 physicians with expertise in 35 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital, which was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters in 2010. The hospital was also designated one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® in cardiovascular care (2007, 2008, 2009) by Thomson Reuters and one of America’s Best Hospitals for gastroenterology and diabetes/endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org.

About ICAEL

The ICAEL was established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE) to provide a peer review mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations by a process of voluntary accreditation.