MADISON, Wis. – The Center for Perinatal Care has received accreditation in obstetric and fetal echocardiography ultrasound by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council. It is the first and only practice in the state to earn this accreditation; one of only three in the entire Midwest.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine for our work at the Center for Perinatal Care,” said Kathy Kostrivas, Assistant Vice-President of Women’s Services. “We are constantly working to provide the best possible care for our patients and this is one more way in which we can help ensure healthy babies and mothers.”
Obstetric and fetal echocardiography is a specialized ultrasound during pregnancy to evaluate the baby’s heart. The center, which is a joint program of Meriter Hospital and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has accreditation for a three-year period from October 15, 2012 to October 15, 2015.
The Center for Perinatal care provides services to women with pregnancy-related medical problems. In partnership with Meriter’s Birthing Center and Newborn Intensive Care Unit, the center assists every patient in achieving the best-possible outcome for herself and her baby.
The AIUM is a medical association dedicated to the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through public education, research, development of guidelines and accreditation.