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Hospital News

CAP accreditation



McAlester Regional Health Center Main Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection has been awarded accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accreditation program.

The facility’s directors, Rickie L. Judge, M.D. and Dr. Brandon Guthrie, M.D. were advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. MRHC’s main laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities world-wide.

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.