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McKenzie Health System Laboratory Services Department Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Jessica Allen, Director of Laboratory Services

Jessica Allen, Director of Laboratory Services

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to McKenzie Health System Laboratory Services Department in Sandusky, Michigan, 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.

The laboratory director, Jessica Allen, was advised of this global recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. McKenzie Health System Laboratory Services Department is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

"CAP accreditation signifies our unwavering commitment to quality and patient care," shares Jessica. "It's a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team."

McKenzie's President and CEO Dr. Steve Barnett, upon learning of the laboratory's accreditation, said: "Achieving CAP accreditation is a reflection of our relentless pursuit of excellence. It reaffirms our mission to deliver exceptional care to our community."

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 procedures. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. These reviews help verify activities 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.