Regional Medical Center at Memphis Clinical Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. The laboratory medical director, Sherri Flax, M.D., received notice of this national recognition on behalf of the laboratory and was congratulated for the excellence of the services provided.
“The accreditation survey is extremely thorough, and the process is an opportunity we welcome,” said Dr. Flax. “The staff in our laboratory follows meticulous guidelines to ensure our patients receive timely, accurate results and quality care, and it is an honor to be recognized for our efforts.”
Regional Medical Center is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. During the 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. The stringent program is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.