The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded accreditation to Memorial Hospital, Chester Clinic, and the Steeleville Family Practice Laboratories based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The facility’s medical director, Michael J. Van Vrancken, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Memorial Hospital Laboratory and their Rural Health Clinic Labs are on of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“I would like to acknowledge and congratulate all of the lab staff for their hard work and diligence. They have shown continued improvement over the years and work tirelessly for the community they serve,” said Dr. Van Vrancken.
Memorial Hospital CEO, Brett Bollmann, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said: “We are very proud of our Lab Team. This accreditation award is a testament to their continued dedication to the Memorial Hospital mission by providing high quality and safe patient care”
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 world’s large 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.