The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Guthrie Medical Group Laboratory in Sayre, Pa. based on results of a recent on-site inspection.
Chief Medical Director, Hani Hojjati, MD, said, “This great accomplishment is in keeping with our ultimate goal: providing excellent patient care. It all became possible due to dedication and commitment of our outstanding team at the department of pathology and laboratory medicine.”
George Deratany, VP Laboratory Services, said, “This is a wonderful accomplishment for the laboratory. All the laboratory leadership and staff members put in countless hours to prepare the lab to achieve CAP accreditation. It’s an honor to be part of the CAP-accredited facilities.”
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. Guthrie Medical Group Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
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 world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, 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. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at cap.org.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 21 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.