The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded accreditation to the Mercy Hospital Jefferson laboratory for meeting the high standards established by the organization.
The accreditation process includes an on-site inspection of the laboratory’s quality control procedures, co-worker qualifications, facilities, safety program and records. The U.S. government recognizes this accreditation program as equal to or stricter than the government’s own inspection program.
“Earning this accreditation affirms our commitment to providing high quality lab services for our patients and the physicians caring for our patients,” said Dr. Carl Deetz, medical director of the laboratory. “It also is a testament to the dedication of our entire lab team and how they provide quality service day in and day out.”
“Mercy Jefferson’s lab demonstrates leadership, innovation and a passionate commitment to standards of excellence while providing the highest quality services, ultimately for patients,” said Dr. Richard M. Scanlan, chair of the CAP’s Council on Accreditation. “The CAP congratulates Mercy Jefferson on its accreditation.”
Mercy Jefferson is now one of the more than 8,000 CAP-accredited labs around the world.