Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s main campus and Bluffton Medical Services laboratories have been re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), ensuring patients are receiving the highest level of service.
The prestigious designation was awarded to the hospital following an extensive on-site assessment by CAP inspectors. During the peer-based review process, inspectors examined the laboratories’ records and quality control procedures for the last two years. They also checked laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety records and overall management of the department.
“Beaufort Memorial’s lab has been in compliance with the rigorous standards of the CAP program since 1997,” said Dr. Brad Collins, the facility’s director. “Our excellent technologists and management staff are dedicated and committed to providing best practice services to our doctors and patients every day.”
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program was started in the early 1960s to improve patient safety by setting stringent standards and ensuring laboratories meet or exceed regulatory requirements. Teams of practicing professionals lead the on-site inspections every two years. More than 7,600 clinical laboratories around the world are accredited through the program.