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Flagler Laboratory Earns Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

12/03/2013
Flagler Laboratory Earns Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Flagler Hospital's laboratory recently earned accreditation from the College of American Pathologists based on results of an on-site inspection as part of the CAP's accreditation program.

The laboratory's medical director, Yanet Pantaleon, MD was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided by the entire Flagler Hospital laboratory services team. Flagler is one of 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

The US 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 leading organization for 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. With more than 18,000 physician members, the CAP has led laboratory accreditation for more than 50 years with more than 7,500 CAP-accredited laboratories in 50 countries. Find more information about the CAP at cap.org. Follow CAP on Twitter at @pathologists.