Iowa Methodist Medical Center has been granted an accreditation for carotid stenting by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

The organization, which was formed this year, has accredited Iowa Methodist and four other hospitals in the country. To receive accreditation, hospitals must undergo a review of their operational and technical components by a panel of experts in the field of carotid stenting.

The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to have processes in place to ensure quality patient care, in compliance with national standards.

The initial accreditation for Iowa Methodist is for 18 months; as data continues to be provided to the IAC, the accreditation will extend to three-year terms.