HCMC’s EMG lab achieves national accreditation

HCMC’s EMG lab received Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Ezgi Tiryaki, MD, certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM), is the laboratory’s medical director.

“I am excited to receive AANEM Laboratory Accreditation status,” explains Dr. Tiryaki. “This signifies our commitment to the best quality of care and outstanding service to our patients and referring providers. We owe this achievement to the initiative and hard work of our EMG laboratory coordinator Gordian Yap and the strong support of our HCMC administrators, and we’re proud to be the first laboratory to be accredited with exemplary status in the state of Minnesota.”

HCMC’s laboratory is a main teaching site for an EMG fellowship through the University of Minnesota and the EMG technician program through the Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery, medicine and podiatry residents as well as medical students rotate through the laboratory to learn about the procedure and its indications.

“Being accredited will allow us to teach all these learners about the process of quality improvement and system-based practice,” says Dr. Tiryaki.

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