TITUSVILLE - The world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation, the College of American Pathologists (CAP), has selected Parrish Medical Center’s Laboratory for reaccreditation based on the laboratory’s high standards of care.
“Parrish Medical Center’s Laboratory demonstrates leadership, innovation, and a passionate commitment to standards of excellence while providing the highest quality services, ultimately for patients,” said Richard M. Scanlan, MD, FCAP, chair of the CAP’s Council on Accreditation.
Parrish’s reaccreditation followed an on-site evaluation by CAP inspectors. The CAP accreditation process is designed to rigorously ensure the highest standard of care. Backed by the scientific expertise of board-certified pathologists, inspectors review a laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years.
“We have an outstanding team of professionals in our lab and this achievement validates that fact,” said Pedro Carmona, MD, Parrish Medical Center Chief of Pathology. Whether it is a routine or highly-specialized test performed in our lab, we know that patients and their providers expect quality, accurate and timely results and that is what drives us to excellence every day.”
Parrish Medical Center (PMC), a Parrish Healthcare integrated care partner, is located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida. The not-for-profit acute care public medical center has been serving Brevard County for 60 years. PMC is the first in the nation to be Integrated Care certified by The Joint Commission and is nationally recognized as One of America’s Finest Healing Environments®. PMC has earned top patient safety rankings from The SafeCare Group and The Leapfrog Group. The Joint Commission consistently names PMC as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, recognizing PMC for “exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care.” For more information, visit parrishhealthcare.com.
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, 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. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at cap.org.