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Sacred Heart Press Release

 

Date:
12/2/2016
Title:
Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory Receives Accreditation From College Of American Pathologists

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The facility’s director, Diane Guerrero, MT, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“The laboratory’s success is due to the accomplished staff at Sacred Heart. I am very proud of my team and I am thrilled to once again receive the CAP accreditation,” said Laboratory Medical Director James Chidias, MD.

John Nespoli, Sacred Heart President & CEO said: “The Sacred Heart Laboratory team does an excellent job of meeting the high standards and quality control procedures set by CAP as well as providing a very important service to our patients.  We are very fortunate to have such a safe, reliable and qualified staff in our Lab.”

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 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.

About Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital is a 215-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, Pa. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from obstetrics to bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, rehabilitation and behavioral health services.  A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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