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lab_accreditation Mendota Community Hospital's Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

Representatives of the laboratory staff include (back row left to right):  Michael Gibson, MT (ASCP), Laura Fischer, MT (ASCP), Rhonda Myers, MT (ASCP) & Susan Wasmer, MT (ASCP) & Department Manager; (front row left to right):  Jodi Leader & Pauline Bulfer, Phlebotomists & Janine McDonald, MT (ASCP).


MCH's laboratory director, Sara E. Fleming, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.  Mendota Community Hospital is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.


"My staff worked very hard to attain this accreditation demonstrating their commitment to fostering the highest standards in laboratory medicine and patient care," added Susan Wasmer, MT (ASCP) and Laboratory Manager. "I am very proud of their efforts."


The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960's, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government's own inspection program.


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 laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory.  This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically insure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.


"The Laboratory's accreditation is just one more way Mendota Community Hospital exemplifies its dedication to providing the safest patient care environment possible," explains Lynn Klein, CEO at MCH.  "I am so appreciative of all of our employees whose priorities are providing the best care and safety of our patients."