FMH Medical Laboratory Receives Accreditation: Ensures the Highest Standard of Care for Laboratory Patients
June 4, 2009
Suzanne Oâ€™Brien, Director of Laboratory Services
Suzanne O’Brien, FMH director of laboratory services, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the “excellence of the services being provided.” The hospital’s medical laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide.
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the entire staff’s qualifications, the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory.
“This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for our laboratory patients,” said O’Brien. “Laboratory services provide key diagnostic information and test results drive most clinical decisions from diagnosis through therapy and prognosis.”
“The CAP’s program is the most respected and recognized accreditation program in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine and has long been considered the gold standard against which others are measured,” she added. “We’re very proud that our lab has received this recognition.”
Franklin Memorial Hospital’s laboratory, under the vigilant eye of medical director Dr. John Chowning, performs more than 250,000 test procedures and serves more than 80,000 patients each year. The laboratory is a 24-hour service, operating 365 days per year, and employing 40 professionals.
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