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St. Joseph Hospital Laboratory Receives Reaccreditation

04/19/2016

Eureka, CA (April 19, 2016) – The St. Joseph Hospital laboratory has been re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists that advocates excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.

The peer-led accreditation process includes an on-site inspection of the laboratory’s records, as well as an examination of staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety and management.

“CAP re-accreditation is a direct reflection of the hard work and professionalism of our lab staff,” said Warren Spalding, Area Director of Laboratory Services. “It also indicates that we have the equipment, facilities and staff to provide our patients with high quality care.”

St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Laboratory Services provides quick, affordable medical testing and treatment. Every laboratory staff member is a Certified Phlebotomist and the lab’s Clinical Laboratory Scientists average more than 20 years of medical experience. Services include chemistry, serology, microbiology, blood banking, hematology and coagulation, pathology and urinalysis.

The College of American Pathologists is the leading organization of board-certified pathologists that serves patients, pathologists and the public by advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.

The College of American Pathologist’s Laboratory Accreditation Program accredits the entire spectrum of the laboratory test disciplines with the most scientifically rigorous checklist requirements.

The CAP’s peer-based inspector model provides a unique balance of regulatory and educational coaching supported by the most respected pathology organization worldwide. The program inspects a variety of lab settings from complex university medical centers to physician office labs, and covers a complete array of disciplines and testing procedures. For more information, visit www.cap.org.

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