Baptist Hospital Laboratory Earns College of American Pathologists Accreditation for More than 50 Consecutive Years
PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 22, 2019) – Baptist Hospital is included in the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) recently-released list of its longest accredited laboratories in the United States. These 41 laboratories have continuously met the highest standards of laboratory quality and proficiency testing since the CAP began its Laboratory Accreditation Program in 1964, ensuring that patients are receiving the best medical care and most accurate diagnosis and treatment possible.
“For the best testing and diagnosis, pathologists and laboratory technicians need to meet the highest standards of laboratory quality and proficiency testing set by the College of American Pathologists,” said R. Bruce Williams M.D., FCAP, CAP president. “To achieve this standard, and maintain it, for more than 50 years is a momentous achievement because CAP accreditation is an incredibly rigorous, ongoing process.”
Each of the 41 CAP longest accredited laboratories has continued to meet the CAP’s rigorous standards and requirements, for more than half a century. These standards and requirements help laboratories stay in compliance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations for quality testing.
The College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) Accreditation program is driven by volunteer, practicing member pathologists and laboratory professionals that conduct on-site inspections of laboratories. 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. More information is available at CAP.org.