The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Boone Memorial Hospital Laboratory Department in Madison, West
Virginia. The award was based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs. Boone Memorial Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
"We are thrilled to be part of this national recognition," said Debbie Randant, Boone Memorial Hospital Laboratory Director. "I am proud of our staff for continually striving for excellence."
The. U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which began in the 1960's, 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.
"Our Laboratory Department is stellar," said Virgil Underwood, Chief Executive Officer of Boone Memorial Hospital. "They provide quality care to each and every patient."
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, 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. For more information, read the cap annual report at www.cap.org