Baptist Hospital Laboratory Earns College of American Pathologists Accreditation for More than 50 Consecutive Years

PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 22, 2019) – Baptist Hospital is included in the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) recently-released list of its longest accredited laboratories in the United States. These 41 laboratories have continuously met the highest standards of laboratory quality and proficiency testing since the CAP began its Laboratory Accreditation Program in 1964, ensuring that patients are receiving the best medical care and most accurate diagnosis and treatment possible.

“For the best testing and diagnosis, pathologists and laboratory technicians need to meet the highest standards of laboratory quality and proficiency testing set by the College of American Pathologists,” said R. Bruce Williams M.D., FCAP, CAP president. “To achieve this standard, and maintain it, for more than 50 years is a momentous achievement because CAP accreditation is an incredibly rigorous, ongoing process.”

Each of the 41 CAP longest accredited laboratories has continued to meet the CAP’s rigorous standards and requirements, for more than half a century. These standards and requirements help laboratories stay in compliance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations for quality testing.

The College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) Accreditation program is driven by volunteer, practicing member pathologists and laboratory professionals that conduct on-site inspections of laboratories. 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. More information is available at CAP.org.

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 6,500 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Lakeview Center ● Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile ● Baptist Medical Park – Navarre ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Cardiology Consultants ● Mayo Clinic Care Network



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