Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute Earns Combined Re-accreditation by Intersocietal Accreditation Commission


Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute (BHVI) was the first in the nation to earn accreditation in both cardiovascular catheterization and cardiac electrophysiology through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in 2017 and is now re-accredited in the following areas:

IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation
Adult Diagnostic Catheterization

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

Valve Interventions

Structural Heart Interventions

IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Accreditation
Testing and Ablation

Device Implantation

Chronic Lead Extraction

IAC Echocardiography Accreditation


Stress Echocardiography

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

IAC Nuclear Accreditation

IAC Vascular Accreditation

Carotid Ultrasound

Upper and Lower Extremity Abdominal Aorta

Venous Reflux

Venous and Arterial Duplex Studies

BHVI cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology team members are also fully certified through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). These team members have become registered cardiovascular invasive specialists and registered cardiac electrophysiology specialists through CCI. This higher level of specialization is in addition to the clinical professional licenses in registered nursing and radiologic technology they hold. 

BHVI’s cardiac sonographers are 100% dual registered in echocardiogram and vascular studies through either Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). All nuclear technicians have also obtained either American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification (NMTCB) as well as accreditation in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging studies (MPI).

The purpose of completing the IAC accreditation programs is to ensure the highest quality of patient care for the community.

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Baptist Medical Parks Airport, Nine Mile, Navarre and Pace ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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