August 17, 2023
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.– The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the laboratories of UPMC Williamsport, UPMC Williamsport Divine Providence Campus, UPMC Muncy, and UPMC Outpatient Emergency Department, Lock Haven, Pa., based on results of an on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
“This accreditation is a significant achievement that has required dedication and excellence,” said Erica Grater, administrative director, UPMC in North Central Pa. “This is a testament of our team’s commitment to providing the highest quality care for our patients. Our hard work doesn’t end now; this recognition has only encouraged us to surpass expectations and continue to improve our services for the communities we serve.”
Recognized for rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality and mitigates risk, an important way that laboratories can contribute to improved patient outcomes. 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. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. These reviews help verify activities reflect the most recent best practices.
UPMC in North Central Pa. laboratories have been accredited by CAP for over 35 years. UPMC Cole and UPMC Wellsboro are on a different inspection cycle and will be examined in 2024.
For more information about Laboratory Services at UPMC in North Central Pa., go to UPMC.com/LabServicesNCPA.
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