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J.C. Blair Laboratories Receive Accreditation

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary and Laboratory Departments have been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on results of a recent onsite inspection.

The laboratory’s medical director, Harry N. Kamerow, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary and Laboratory Departments are one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

“The Main Laboratory has been accredited by CAP since 1980,” said Laboratory Clinical Director Matt Lieb, MT. “CAP holds us to a very high standard. This longstanding history of accreditation is a testament to how we’ve maintained excellent quality care through the years.”

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.

“The accreditation from the College of American Pathologists for the Main Lab and the Blood Gas Lab is an example of the commitment J.C. Blair has made to excellence, and represents the continued progress in bringing high quality healthcare to our community,” said Cardiopulmonary Clinical Director Craig Cloud RRT,CPFT.

About the College of American Pathologists:
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that services more than 17,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of Board-certified pathologist and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the College can be found at www.cap.org.