The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Mountain View Hospital Laboratory, in Payson, Utah based on results of a recent on site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.
The facility's director, Matthew McPherson, MBA, MLS, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Mountain View Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
"The Mountain View Hospital Laboratory works hard to meet and exceed the stringent guidelines that the College of American Pathologists requires for accreditation. Our lab team members deliver accurate information and products quickly to physicians, staff and patients to provide them with the information that they need for better health," said Mr. McPherson.
Ric Johnson, Associate Administrator, upon learning of the laboratory's accreditation, said: "We are pleased to see Matt and his team recognized for their hard work. The team is dedicated to clinical excellence, innovation and safety. They are an essential part of our hospital and enable us to meet our Team Commitment."
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.
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 leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, 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. The CAP's Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently have customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7, 700 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Find more information about the CAP at cap.org. Follow CAP on Twitter: @pathologists