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Renown receives re-accreditation for Neurodiagnostic Lab



RENO, Nev. — The neurodiagnostic laboratory at Renown Regional Medical Center has been re-accredited by ABRET (American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists). This means renown_brochure_091006_b-47the Electroencephalogram  (EEG) Laboratory met strict standards and is recognized as a place where patients and physicians can have confidence they are receiving quality diagnostics. Renown Regional’s neurodiagnostic laboratory is the only accredited ABRET facility in northern Nevada.

The lab is a key part of the Epilepsy Center , headed by Mindy Schwartz, M.D. It offers the latest technology for diagnosing and treating epilepsy. It includes the area’s only dedicated epileptologist, a neurologist who specializes in the treatment of epilepsy, along with advanced video EEG testing by skilled, registered technologists. EEG testing is a safe and painless procedure to determine if there are any irregularities in the brain’s electrical activity, which may cause seizures.

“This award is based on evaluation of the technical quality of the EEGs performed in Renown Regional Medical Center’s lab,” said Jon Tippin, M.D., chairman of LAB-EEG. “We commend Renown’s desire to continue to promote excellence and competency among its staff technologists which has had a positive influence in their performance.”

The Neurodiagnostic Lab is also instrumental in the diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders including muscular dystrophy (MD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The lab plays an intricate role in the Neuromuscular Center, led by Tim Louie, M.D., in diagnosing the process of muscular dystrophy and amyotrophy lateral sclerosis disease.

“Re-accreditation is an excellent example of the hard work and dedication provided every day by the neurodiagnostic technologists at Renown Regional,” said Linda Ferris, vice president of clinical program development at Renown. “This award is another testament to the quality care Renown Health offers the community.”

ABRET accreditation is one of the honors that national magazine U.S. News and World Report considers when making its annual ranking of Best Hospitals in the nation.

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