Metro Health Hospital Main Laboratory Accreditation Renewed by College of American Pathologists
Posted: July 1, 2013
The Metro Health Hospital Main Laboratory has again been granted accreditation by the College of American Pathologists, or CAP.
The accreditation review process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. The process includes an on-site inspection and examination of the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. In addition, accreditors review laboratory staff are qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs and records, and overall management.
“We are very pleased to be re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists,” said Sarat C. Khandavalli, director of the Metro Health Hospital Main Laboratory. “Our staff and facilities are top-notch, and we are very proud of the work we do.”
The College of American Pathologists is celebrating 50 years as the “gold standard” in laboratory accreditation. CAP is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists. The federal government recognizes CAP accreditation standards as equal to or more stringent than required governmental inspections. More than 7,000 hospitals have received CAP-accreditation worldwide.
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An award-winning leader in community healthcare, Metro Health serves more than 250,000 patients annually from across West Michigan – and beyond. In addition to its 208-bed hospital, which provides a comprehensive suite of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, Metro Health has a growing number neighborhood outpatient centers and offices throughout West Michigan, as well as a community clinic for the underserved and a student health clinic on the campus of Grand Valley State University. With more than 500 physicians on staff, Metro Health provides a growing number of specialty health services, including cancer treatment, heart and vascular, neurology, pulmonology and others. Many are members of the Metro Health Medical Group. The hospital is committed to promoting health and wellness through the work of the Metro Health Hospital Foundation, Live Healthy community outreach classes and educational programs and more. Visit us www.metrohealth.net, follow us on Twitter @MetroHealthGr and like us on Facebook/MetroHealth.