LRH Medical Center’s Electrophysiology Lab Earns Prestigious Three-Year Accreditation

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center earns a prestigious three-year accreditation for Cardiac Electrophysiology from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. The accreditation is for both Testing/Ablation and Device Implantation.

“We are pleased to be able to offer such a high level of heart care at the region’s most established Cardiovascular Institute,” said Timothy J. Regan, MD, President, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center/Chief Medical Officer, Lakeland Regional Health. “Our Electrophysiologists, Cardiologists, nurses, technicians and their support team work diligently each day to uplift and redefine the standards of cardiac care for our patients, their families and our community.”

Through the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advance Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, our patients receive nationally recognized electrophysiological care as part of the Heart Rhythm Program. Our physicians have successfully performed more than 700 atrial fibrillation ablations and inserted thousands of pacemakers.

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission accredits facilities that perform cardiac electrophysiology procedures by ensuring that the facility meets quality benchmarks based on published clinical guidelines, best practices and outcomes. IAC accreditation includes a self-evaluation by the facility based on the IAC Standards. The accreditation process also involves sharing case studies for review, including post-procedure documentation, post-procedure electrocardiograms, nurse monitoring reports, anesthesia monitoring reports and cardiac electrophysiology procedure reports.

In addition to the Electrophysiology Lab, the Chest Pain Center at the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Rehabilitation is accredited by the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services as Polk County’s only PCI/Resuscitation location.

If any of the following arrhythmia symptoms are experienced frequently or when you wouldn’t expect them, seek medical care. Noticeable symptoms of heart rhythm problems include:

  • Fluttering in chest
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Fainting or near fainting

About Lakeland Regional Health

Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status four times since 2013 from the American Hospital Association and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine; a Level II Trauma Center; the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, which includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.

About the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular catheterization. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting healthcare and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®.