Congratulations to the St. Mary’s Laboratory and the Pulmonary Department.
Both were recently inspected by the College of American Pathologists recently
and have earned accreditation. The lab had a perfect inspection—that’s
ZERO deficiencies on more than 3,000 standards. The Pulmonary department
had just one in the 3,000 standards.
During the visit, CAP representatives examined records for quality control
of procedures over the past two years. They also looked at staff qualifications,
equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
“The CAP accreditation shows that the lab and our Pulmonary Department
work very hard to maintain tough standards,” says Kimberly Wood,
manager of the Laboratory at St. Mary’s. “Particularly, as
the lab had zero deficiencies.”
“This recognition is a testament to the commitment to quality and
caring prevalent throughout the hospital,” says Tracy Lomonte, manager
of Respiratory Care. “It also show the great team work involved
in a great inspection.
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program started in the early 1960s. It
is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent
than the government's own inspection program.