The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Pullman Regional Hospital based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. Pullman Regional Hospital is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“CAP surveys use the strictest standards in laboratory quality nationally,” said Jennifer Matera, Director of the Laboratory. “It is a seal of high quality and care provided by our laboratorians.”
“Accreditation by the College of American Pathologists demonstrates leadership, innovation, and a passionate commitment to standards of excellence while providing the highest quality services for patients,” said Scott Adams, CEO of Pullman Regional Hospital.
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, 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.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at cap.org.