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Following a thorough examination from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) which involved inspecting two years' worth of records, quality control procedures, laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, safety programs and records, and laboratory management, four UPMC Susquehanna laboratories were awarded accreditation.

UPMC Susquehanna Muncy and UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center received notice of reaccreditation, and UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven and UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury, both formerly accredited by The Joint Commission, received their first notices of accreditation by the CAP.

“We are gratified that our laboratories have been recognized with accreditation by the CAP,” said Jamie Adam, MD, medical director, Laboratory Services, UPMC Susquehanna. “Our laboratory teams work diligently to provide accurate results in a timely manner while meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements. These accreditations provide patients assurance of the high-quality testing that they expect. This recognition was only possible through the effective teamwork of our dedicated staff.”

UPMC Susquehanna’s laboratories are part of a network of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited medical facilities worldwide.

“Our laboratories strive to provide the highest quality services available to our patients,” said Dr. Adam. “The CAP accreditation process provides an independent in-depth peer review of all our processes, and is an integral part of ensuring that we are meeting our goals for quality and consistency.”

The laboratories at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center's Divine Providence Campus and UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors are due for on-site inspections in 2020 for reaccreditation.

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