Windham Hospital Cardiology Team Members
Earn Prestigious Certifications
New accreditation and fellowships reflect level of professionalism and talent at Windham
WILLIMANTIC, CT, October 14, 2010 — Dr. Bekir Melek and Ms. Diana Rosiene are the most recent additions to the roster of “fellows” in the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), the organization that recognizes professionals who have met both training and performance standards set forth by the Society. Dr. Melek and Ms. Rosiene, along with Dr. Mark Fisherkeller from Windham Hospital comprise three of just 24 ASE fellows in Connecticut, and their achievement makes the Windham Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory the only one in the state in which 100% of the staff holds the ASE fellowship designation.
The attainment of this important standard of practice recognizes that the three team members are truly committed to sustained excellence in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
In addition, the echocardiology laboratory at Windham Hospital has received accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories for adult transthoracic and transesophageal imaging. The 3-year certification was awarded on the basis of laboratory excellence and a site inspection by the Commission. Achieving this prestigious certification recognizes the skill of the sonographers who perform examinations, the quality of the equipment used, the experience, training, and knowledge of the interpreting physicians, and quality assurance measures.
The Echocardiography Lab team provides a full complement of diagnostic services for patients of all ages—from newborns to geriatric patients—and with the latest imaging equipment, can detect cardiac issues across the spectrum. “To have these unique credentials and extensive capabilities within a community hospital setting is unique, and excellence has been achieved through work, education, and innovation fueled by sustained dedication,” remarked Mark Fisherkeller, MD, FACC, RDCS, FASE. “We are extremely proud of attaining these significant milestones, and we are extremely proud to provide unparalleled care for cardiac patients in our communities.”
Cardiac patients are among the many who benefit from Windham Hospital’s affiliation with Hartford Healthcare. The emergency room, clinical floors, and critical care units are portals to obtain any type of cardiovascular evaluation or therapy. Windham Hospital has excellently trained and experienced medical and nursing staff to provide community-based cardiovascular care. Highest levels of cardiovascular care, including additional consultation, cardiac catheterization and interventions, device therapies of ICD, biventricular pacers, LV assist devices and even cardiac transplantation are available expeditiously through the portal of the Windham Hospital /Hartford Hospital cardiovascular corridor of care. The cardiovascular care team at Windham Hospital is proud to say we provide the “State of the Heart Art.”
Windham Hospital is a 130-bed acute care hospital with a staff of more than 800 committed to excellence in quality and service for residents of the region. For nearly 80 years Windham Hospital has been renowned for its outstanding physicians and extraordinary nursing care and today offers a unique combination of talent and technology in patient care as a member of Hartford Healthcare, Connecticut’s premier healthcare system.
Photo: Bekir Melek, MD, FACC, FASE, Diana Rosiene, FASE,
and Mark Fisherkeller, MD, FACC, FASE, RDCS
Dr. Mark Fisherkeller, Ms. Diana Rosiene, and Dr. Bekir Melek were honored during the Hospital’s meeting of the Board of Directors at the end of September.