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FLAGET MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LABORATORY RECEIVES ACCREDITATION FROM COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS
Bardstown, Ky. (December 8, 2015) – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the laboratory at Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health. The accreditation is based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
Flaget Memorial Hospital’s laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“The team of medical professionals in our lab are the hub of many diagnostic tests and patient monitoring tools for our facility,” said Sue Downs, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital. “This accreditation recognizes their hard work, dedication and contributions to our efforts to provide quality, compassionate care to our patients.”
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 KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.
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 the 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.