The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Parrish Medical Center Laboratory, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
Parrish Medical Center Clinical Laboratory Director, Pedro Carmona, MD, FCAP, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. PMC is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“Our team has been phenomenal at keeping us prepared for the CAP inspections. I am appreciative of all the hard work and for their dedication to continuous quality,” said Dr. Carmona.
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.