August 05, 2016
DULLES, VA – StoneSprings Hospital Center’s onsite laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), meeting the highest standard of excellence in laboratory practices. With this accreditation, StoneSprings Hospital Center joins an elite group of more than 7,800 globally recognized facilities that operate at the highest level of quality laboratory standards.
“We are extremely proud to receive CAP accreditation,” said Ben Brown, Chief Operating Officer at StoneSprings Hospital Center." This achievement is an important recognition of our laboratory and reaffirms our commitment to providing the highest quality laboratory services and reliable testing results to our patients.”
Begun in the early 1960s, the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is a globally recognized program that utilizes teams of highly specialized laboratory professionals as inspectors. During the accreditation process, inspectors meticulously examine the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures. They also assess the laboratory’s staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program, and overall management to ensure it meets CAP’s diverse and stringent requirements. The goal of the CAP program is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education and strict standards. The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.