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Tift Regional Medical Center receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Tift Regional Medical Center Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Recognized for rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality and mitigates risk, an important way that laboratories can contribute to improved patient outcomes.

Jessica W. Beier, MD, FCAP, Medical Director for Quality and Safety and TRHS Laboratories, was advised of this global recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. The Tift Regional Medical Center Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“This accreditation is a testament to our laboratory’s commitment to excellence. It reinforces our dedication to upholding the highest standards in patient care and ensures that we consistently deliver accurate and reliable results,” said Beier.

Southwell’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Chris Dorman, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said: “This accreditation not only validates our laboratory’s efforts but also underscores our role in enhancing patient outcomes through quality-driven practices.”

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. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. These reviews help verify activities and reflect the most recent best practices.

With over 23,000 laboratory participants, in addition to accreditation, the CAP offers proficiency testing/external quality assessment (PT/EQA) programs, quality improvement tools, and protocols and guidelines to ensure excellence in all areas across the laboratory. Built on a foundation of pathologist expertise, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) partners with laboratories worldwide to elevate the quality of laboratory medicine with best-in-class solutions designed to drive operational excellence, achieve diagnostic confidence, and ensure the best patient care.