The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is the leading organization of board-certified pathologists that serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.
CAP is the provider of all components of quality management including quality systems, standard-setting, technical procedures, and comprehensive and integrated programs. There are over 1,600 checks — a blueprint of quality practices — that a facility must go through to ensure excellence in patient safety and compliance. The CVRMC Laboratory only had six minor deficiencies.
“There is nothing better than inspecting an ‘excellent’ laboratory. Compliments to Dr. Sajit Vinayak (Pathologist), Traci Stewart (Lab Director), and her staff for getting it done at a very high level in both the patient care area and the regulatory requirements needed. The College of American Pathologists appreciates the service this lab gives to your patients. It is not very often we see a facility with this level of compliance.”
— Jean Ball, MBA, MLT (ASCP), MT (HEW), an inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), during her two-day inspection of the CVRMC Laboratory facility.