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HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital receives renewed accreditation
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded renewed accreditation to HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's accreditation programs.
"It is a very labor-intensive process to both stay compliant with changing regulations and also to prepare for this type of inspection," said Dawn Larson, director of laboratory services at HSHS St. Joseph's and Sacred Heart hospitals. "This accreditation shows that we have the equipment, training and expertise necessary to provide the very best in diagnostic care."
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.
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