CCMH Lab, Pathology Receives CAP Accreditation

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s laboratory and pathology services recently earned re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

According to CAP, accreditation “improves patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education, standard setting, and ensuring laboratories meet or exceed regulatory requirements. Upon successful completion of the inspection process, the laboratory is awarded CAP accreditation and becomes part of an exclusive group of more than 6,000 laboratories worldwide that have met the highest standards of excellence.”

“This accreditation demonstrates our high standards and commitment by providing the best services to our patients,” said laboratory director George Locke. “I’m grateful to our dedicated staff for helping to reach this important achievement.”

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society that serves more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely recognized as the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care. More information about Cap can be found at

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