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Methodist Health Laboratory receives re-accreditation from College of American Pathologists

CAP logoThe 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 worldwide.

"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.