The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
“Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is proud of our recent accreditation by CAP. Our staff worked very hard, and we are proud to be a part of such a great team. Our patients continue to be assured that they have access to the highest standards of laboratory services,” said Christopher Appleton, DO, Medical Director of Laboratory and Pathology Services at BMH. The laboratory’s director, Imogene Drakes, recognized the laboratory staff, saying, “Our staff’s hard work, professionalism and commitment make this a great place to work and this could not have been achieved without them.”
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 leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the pubic by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The CAP’s Laboratory Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently have customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,700 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Find more information about the CAP at cap.org. Follow CAP on Twitter: @pathologists.