Waldo County General Hospital's Imaging Department has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This is a reaccreditation for Waldo County General Hospital, which presently is the only hospital in the Midcoast area to hold the honor.

Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of echocardiography procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. Accreditation by the IAC means that Waldo County General Hospital has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities found to be providing quality patient care in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

The department consists of Dr. David Ferguson, Dr. Patrick Santiago, Dr. Zachary Trzaska and sonographers Philip Clifford and Crystal Blake-Parlin.