Johnson County Community Hospital laboratory receives accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

5/22/2013


MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. -- Johnson County Community Hospital's (JCCH) main laboratory has received accreditation based on the results of a recent on-site inspection by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

The facility's director, Dr. David Sibley, was notified of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services provided at JCCH. The laboratory at JCCH is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

The U.S. government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which was founded 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 programs and records, and overall management.

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 serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP an be found at www.cap.org.

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