The Boone County Hospital Laboratory has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.
Josh Kraushaar, Lab Director, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the “excellence of the services being provided.” BCH Laboratory is one of the more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide.
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the entire staff’s qualifications, the laboratory equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the lab. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory’s patients.
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program began in the early 1960s. It is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate of the high-quality and cost-effective medical care.
Pictured, left to right from the BCH Lab: Jenny Muessigmann, Michelle Simpson, Rachel Berning, Josh Kraushaar, Renee Scheuermann, Kary Woolson, Pat Stevens