Stephens Co. Hospital Lab Gets Re-accreditation

July 5, 2013

The laboratory at Stephens County Hospital receives its re-accreditation.

Stephens County Hospital said its Main Laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, or CAP.

The accreditation is based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

According to a press release from Stephens County Hospital, the facility’s director was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of services being provided.

Stephens County Hospital’s Main Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that he appreciates the hard work and dedication of all of the hospital’s lab employees to make the re-accreditation happen.

According to the hospital, 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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