October 23, 2017
UPMC Susquehanna Laboratories Receive College of American Pathologists Accreditation
Laboratories at UPMC Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center and Muncy Valley Hospital recently received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP)’s Accreditation Program. The accreditation is based on results from recent on-site inspections conducted by CAP.
Laboratory medical directors Jamie L. Adam, MD, PhD, and Nicholas Dillman, MD, were praised by CAP for the excellence of the services being provided at their facilities.
Williamsport Regional Medical Center and Muncy Valley Hospital laboratories, as well as Divine Providence Hospital and Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital laboratories, are all part of a network of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited medical facilities worldwide.
“Our laboratories strive to provide the highest quality services available to our patients,” said Dr. Dillman. “The CAP accreditation process provides an independent in-depth peer review of all our processes and is an integral part of ensuring that we are meeting our goals for quality and consistency.”
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also consider laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, safety program and record, and overall laboratory 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.