PICKENS COUNTY — Cannon Memorial Hospital Main Clinical Lab received notice of accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
Cannon Memorial Hospital Main Clinical Lab is one of more than 7,600 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
Cannon’s lab director, Dr. Ronald J. Biscopink, said most CAP inspections are done by peer reviews but CAP had a professional inspector come to Cannon.
“Cannon scored 99 percent on their inspection, which is exceptional,” he said. “With this accreditation, Cannon will also be exempted from a Medicare or Medicaid inspections, due to the highly regarded CAP process.”
In 2016, Cannon will do a self-inspection of the lab facility to ensure the lab is maintaining CAP high standards. In 2017, CAPS will return to Cannon for the bi-annual accreditation.
“Our lab and staff stay diligent in making sure our lab meets and exceeds all guidelines and standards required daily. Cannon’s patients are our highest priority,” he said.
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 laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.