Good Samaritan Laboratory and Respiratory Care Departments Receive Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Good Samaritan Hospital Laboratory and Respiratory Care Blood Gas Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

Tracy Snyder, Director of Laboratory, and Janet Sievers, Director of Respiratory Care, were advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Good Samaritan Laboratory and Respiratory Care Departments are one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program is recognized as the global leader ensuring laboratories deliver high-quality service to provide the best patient care possible,” said Good Samaritan Laboratory’s Medical Director, Cathy Freeman, MD. “As the medical director, I am proud of Good Samaritan’s dedication and teamwork to tirelessly provide patient care 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has been especially challenging to provide current services and implement new testing, but our lab team has excelled at meeting these challenges and successfully met the CAP’s rigorous requirements for reaccreditation.”

Rob McLin, Good Samaritan’s President and CEO, stated that this accreditation illustrates the amazing work being done every day at Good Samaritan. “I am so proud of our team for once again achieving this recognition,” he said. “Our Laboratory and Respiratory Care Departments always strive for excellence and foster an environment of continuous improvement.”

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.

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