Contact: Laurie Gronning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITMAN HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER LABORATORY
RECEIVES ACCREDITATION FROM
COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Laboratory, Colfax, Washington, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The laboratory’s medical director, Isaac R. Grindeland MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“The requirements to maintain accreditation are exacting. I am proud of the quality of services the laboratory team provides to the community” said Dr. Grindeland.
The accreditation process is 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, laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program, and overall management.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the leading organization with 18,000 board-certified pathologists, 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. The CAP’s Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently have customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,900 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 22,000 laboratories worldwide. Find more information about the CAP at cap.org. Follow CAP on Twitter: @pathologists.