Published on April 20, 2016

The Laboratory at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

ATTLEBORO, MA The Hospital’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on results of a recent on-site inspection. This accreditation is awarded to facilities that meet the highest standards of quality in laboratory services. With this recognition, the laboratory joins the prestigious ranks of some of the most prominent clinical laboratories in the world.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is a globally recognized program that utilizes teams of highly specialized laboratory professionals as inspectors. During the accreditation process, inspectors meticulously examine the clinical laboratory’s records and quality control procedures. They also assess the laboratory’s staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program, and overall management to ensure it meets CAP’s diverse and stringent requirements. The goal of the CAP program is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education and strict standards.

The College of American Pathologists is the leading organization comprised exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.

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