Ripon Medical Center Consultants Laboratory receives accreditation
Consultants Laboratory of Wisconsin, LLC, at Ripon Medical Center has achieved a two-year accreditationby the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection in Ripon.
Consultants Laboratory - including sites in Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun - is one of the more 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.
“We believe it is important to seek this accreditation because the CAP is the industry leader and symbolizes excellence, experience and professionalism - qualities we embrace on a daily basis,” says Carol Hyland, Consultants Laboratory president and chief executive officer. “The CAP congratulated us for the ‘excellence of the services being provided.’”
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of the laboratory for the preceding two years, as well as the education and qualifications of the total staff, the adequacy of the facilities, the equipment, laboratory safety, and laboratory management to determine how well the laboratory is serving the patient. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory’s patients.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It 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.
Consultants Laboratory is a regional reference laboratory serving southeastern Wisconsin with more than 200 associates. It provides lab services to other Agnesian HealthCare facilities including the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic (all satellite locations), Ripon Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital, St. Francis Home and Waupun Memorial Hospital.