Metro Health Hospital Main Laboratory Accreditation Renewed by College of American Pathologists
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 qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs and records and overall management. “We are very pleased to earn reaccreditation from the College of American Pathologists,” said Sarat C. Khandavalli, director of the Metro Health Hospital Main Laboratory. “Our staff work hard to provide high-quality services for patients and providers. All of our team members take pride in the work we do.” The College of American Pathologists has been the “gold standard” in laboratory accreditation for more than 50 years. CAP is the world’s largest association comprised exclusively of board-certified pathologists. The federal government recognizes CAP accreditation standards as equal to or more stringent than required governmental inspections. More than 7,600 hospitals have received CAP accreditation worldwide.