The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
has awarded a two-year accreditation (2019-2021) to Methodist Health Laboratory,
Henderson, Kentucky, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as
part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.
Methodist Health’s Medical Director of Pathology and Laboratory Services,
Primilina Andres-Corpus, MD (FCAP), was advised of this national recognition
and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Methodist
Health Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities
"Our laboratory has been CAP accredited since 1978," said Dr.
Andres-Corpus. “We are pleased to maintain a high level of excellence
in laboratory services for our patients.”
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, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory
patients, 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 leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists,
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. The CAP's Laboratory
Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently have customers
in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,700 laboratories and providing
proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Find more information
about the CAP at cap.org.