The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The ALMH laboratory manager, Lori England, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. ALMH is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Dolan Dalpoas, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said: “Our laboratory staff is dedicated to providing great care. This accreditation is evidence of our commitment to providing accurate, dependable and prompt service to our patients.”
The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.
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.
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. ALMH employs over 330 in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH, visit ALMH.org.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at cap.org.