Norwood Hospital Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Norwood Hospital’s Laboratory was recently awarded Accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) following a standard on-site inspection by the organization. The CAP is the global leader in laboratory quality assurance and the Norwood laboratory is one of only 7,600 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized for the high standard of care being delivered in our lab,” said Emily Holliman, Norwood Hospital president. “We take quality control and laboratory procedures very seriously and are pleased with this national recognition of excellence.”

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. The U.S. government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program as being equal to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.

About Norwood Hospital
Norwood Hospital is a full-service, 263-bed community hospital for adults and children with a focus on delivering world-class health care along with the latest advances in technology and treatment options. Norwood Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England which combines over 3,000 physicians, 10 acute care hospitals, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post-acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. Additional information is available at www.norwood-hospital.org.

About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association, composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists, and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP can be found at www.cap.org.

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