Health System Camden Campus Laboratory Receives National Accreditation

ST. MARYS, Georgia: Sept. 6, 2011–The Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Laboratory was recently awarded a two-year accreditation by The College of American Pathologists’ Laboratory Accreditation Program (CAP).

The College of American Pathologists is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective medical care.

“CAP accreditation is considered the ‘gold standard’ for medical laboratory services and goes well beyond meeting basic regulatory standards and provides a solid foundation for quality practices and helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care,” says Howard W. Sepp Jr.., FACHE, vice president/administrator, Camden Campus.. “I am so proud of our team members and the outstanding job they do every day to ensure that our lab services meet the highest standards. This accreditation is a confirmation to their commitment to provide our patients with the best care available.”

The Camden Campus Laboratory performs approximately 200,000 laboratory tests per year. This testing supports the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease. The staff of certified medical technicians and medical technologists performs analyses in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, coagulation, and transfusion medicine. Southeast Georgia Health System offers several convenient laboratory collection locations to facilitate testing. For more information visit.sghs.com.