Southern Regional Laboratory Receives CAP Accreditation
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists has
again awarded accreditation to the Southern Regional Medical Center Laboratory.
Re-accreditation was based on results of a recent on-site inspection as
part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.
The hospital was advised of this national recognition and congratulated
for the excellence of the services being provided to their patients and
the community. The hospital-based laboratory is one of more than 8,000
CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
"This accreditation is a reflection of our hospital’s continued
commitment to meet the very highest in industry standards and provide
exceptional service to our community," states
Charlotte Dupré, President and CEO of Southern Regional Medical
Center. “I could not be prouder of our Laboratory Team and Pathologist
for all they do to support the care for our patients.”
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.