The accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Castleview Hospital Laboratory, Price, Utah based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The facility’s new director, Leo W. Hardy, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Castleview Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“Renewed laboratory accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) underscores the highest level of operational excellence, performance and dedication in clinical laboratory medicine. Join me in congratulating the clinical and pathology laboratory staff at Castleview Hospital for their proven ongoing commitment and care of patients, teaming with physicians and supporting the overall well-being and health of our communities. Job well done,” Said Leo Hardy, MD, Pathologist at Castleview Hospital.
“Our mission is making our community healthier,” said Mark Holyoak, CEO of Castleview Hospital. “Receiving this accreditation speaks to the commitment of our physicians, nurses and other medical professionals to provide patients with quality care.”
The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960’s 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 public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The CAP’s Laboratory Improvement 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