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BWFH Main Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

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Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Main Laboratory has received certification from The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Laboratory Accreditation Program.

Chief of Pathology Stephen Pochebit, MD, was informed of the national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. BWFH’s Main Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

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 of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record and overall management.

“I really want to thank our staff for their role in the inspection process,” says Laboratory Director Rachel Ambacher. “They did very well and were very engaged. The inspectors spent a lot of time in the lab talking to staff and asking questions. Everyone was well educated and trained with what they needed to know.”

BWFH is now accredited by the CAP for the next two years.

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