The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Seton Medical Center (Seton) Main Laboratory. The national recognition was announced following a recent site inspection at Seton by CAP. It represents Seton’s high quality and dedication to excellence.
“We are so very pleased by this honor,” said Lorraine Auerbach, President and CEO of Seton Medical Center. “It sets the bar higher for our organization. This accreditation isn’t a requirement of our medical center, but it represents our ability to reach higher each day to demonstrate our continued commitment to providing excellence to our patients.”
Seton is now counted among thousands of CAP accredited laboratories worldwide. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which began in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as having more stringent requirements than the government’s own inspection program.
“CAP is a well respected organization with high standards,” Auerbach added. “To be recognized through CAP’s accreditation is not only an honor, but a demonstration of our highly skilled and talented caregivers who dedicate their lives to providing innovative, heartfelt care to the people of the Bay Area.”
The CAP inspection process is a demanding process. During CAP’s accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.
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