The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to labs at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Mc- Dowell ARH, Middlesboro ARH, Morgan County ARH, Whitesburg ARH, Summers County ARH and Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center based on results of recent on-site inspections.
ARH lab directors were informed of this national recognition and were congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided at their facilities.
“Receiving this CAP accreditation means lab staff at these ARH hospitals consistently performs to the highest standards set by one of the leading accreditation agencies in the world,” said Larry Johnson, ARH Laboratory Administrator.
With this recognition, ARH labs join the more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
The U. S. government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equa 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.