Salida, Colorado-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center's main laboratory has
been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP),
based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is recognized by the federal government
as being equal to or more stringent than the government's own inspection
program. CAP-accredited hospitals are surveyed every two years by CAP
inspectors. HRRMC has been a CAP-accredited facility since 1984.
HRRMC Lab Director Amy Muller, M.D., was notified of the national recognition
and commended for the excellence of the services being provided.
"We are very fortunate to have the resources to support such a talented
team of techs and phlebotomists in Salida," said Muller. "The
lab and pathology team is a very dedicated group of individuals."
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the lab's
records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years.
CAP inspectors also review lab-staff qualifications, lab equipment, facilities,
safety program and record, and the overall management of the lab.
The CAP inspection program is designed to ensure the highest standard of
care for all lab patients.