TROY — The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Upper Valley Medical Center Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP Accreditation Programs.
The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. During the 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.
CAP reports that the U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being as being equal to – or more stringent than – the government’s own inspection program.
“I would like to thank everyone who works in the laboratory — all three shifts — who in one way or another serve our patients,” said Dr. Machicao, medical director of the UVMC laboratory.
“We are very proud of the service we provide to our patients, our physicians and our community,” Dr. Machicao added. “We take special pride in belonging to the UVMC family. Thanks to all for supporting the lab and acknowledging our efforts.”
The UVMC Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, CAP serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
For more information, log on to cap.org.