Published on March 31, 2015

Mansfield Health Center Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

ATTLEBORO, MA – The Laboratory at the Mansfield Health Center, which is a unit of Sturdy Memorial Hospital, has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.

The laboratory’s director was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the "excellence of the services being provided." The Mansfield Health Center’s Laboratory is one of more than 7,600 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program 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, as well as laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.