Health System Laboratory Receives National Accreditation (CAP)

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Nov. 10, 2010–The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick 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 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 Marjorie Mathieu, R.Ph., FACHE, Health System vice president whose areas of responsibility include Laboratory Services. “I am so proud of our team and the outstanding job they do every day in ensuring that our lab services are second to none. This accreditation is a testament to their dedication to provide our patients with the highest quality care.” The Brunswick Campus Laboratory performs approximately 800,000 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 www.sghs.com.