Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group Inc. Earns Vein Center Accreditation by IAC

Press Release
Date: January 16, 2017

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 an accurate vein treatment and management. The training and experience of the vein specialist 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. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.

Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group Inc. located in Springfield, MO has been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vein Center in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management.

Accreditation by the IAC indicates that Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group Inc. has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vein treatment and management. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to venous disorders, which include physicians, physician extenders, nurses and ultrasound technologists. IAC Vein Center is supported by the following organizations while operating independently of their activities: American Academy of Dermatology (AAD); American College of Phlebology (ACP); American College of Surgeons (ACS); American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA); American Venous Forum (AVF); Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS); Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM); Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN); Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS); Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU); and Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).

When scheduling a vein center procedure, patients are encouraged to research the accreditation status of the facility where their treatment and management will be performed and can learn more by visiting intersocietal.org/vein/main/patients.htm.

About IAC

IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.