May 14, 2018
Morrisville, VT – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Laboratory at Copley Hospital based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
Pathologist Armando Ciampa, MD, Medical Director of the Laboratory, was advised of this national recognition and he and Copley’s Laboratory Team was congratulated for the excellence of services being provided. Copley Hospital is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“CAP Accreditation validates Copley’s effort to provide exceptional care and superior service,” said Dr. Ciampa. “We advocate, anticipate, and strive to provide accurate, prompt, and dependable service, providing the highest standard of care for our patients.”
“Our Laboratory professionals performed nearly 340,000 diagnostic tests last year,” said Art Mathisen CEO of Copley Hospital. “We are very proud of the service they provide, helping people live healthier lives.”
The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being-equal to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program. 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 for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
Copley Hospital offers exceptional care from skilled specialists using state-of-the-art treatments and technology supported with the warm, personalized feel of a community hospital. Copley offers 24-hour emergency services, a family-friendly Birthing Center, and inpatient and outpatient care including Cardiology, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Services, and Diagnostic Imaging on its campus in Morrisville. A non-profit community hospital, Copley serves the greater Lamoille County region and is one of the area’s largest employers. Visit http://www.copleyvt.org or call 802-888-8888 for more information.