The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the San Luis Valley Health, Regional Medical Center, Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The facility’s director, Mary Rice, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. The SLVH Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“Meeting and exceeding the rigorous standards of the CAP accreditation program is a continuous process for the entire laboratory staff. We are all justifiably proud of our work and this recognition.” said Dr. Kendal Knaus, Laboratory Medical Director.
The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.
During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.