CLEWISTON — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Hendry Regional Medical Center based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
Hendry Regionals Laboratory Services Director, Amber Cochran, MPH, MLS(ASCP), was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Hendry Regional Medical Center is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“Quality standards matter, especially when it comes to providing accurate, reliable, and timely information for healthcare diagnostics, treatment, or prevention. This accreditation confirms we adhere to the highest national and international standards,” said Laboratory Services Director, Amber Cochran.
R.D. Williams, chief executive officer, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said: “The CAP accreditation ensures your test results are not just meeting but exceeding industry standards for clinical laboratory testing so you can have confidence in our laboratory’s practices and results.”
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.