Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Apr 15, 2024

Memphis, Tennessee – Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis recently earned accreditation from The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based upon the results of a recent site visit to the hospital as part of CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Recognized for its rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality and mitigates risk, an important way that laboratories can contribute to enhanced patient outcomes.

Saint Francis-Memphis is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

Dr. Justin C. Adler, board-certified pathologist and medical director of the laboratory at Saint Francis-Memphis noted that this accreditation is a testament to staff’s collective commitment to excellence.

“We are so proud of Dr. Adler and the entire staff of our laboratory for earning this distinguished accreditation,” said Scott Smith, Market CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare and CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. “The laboratory plays a vital role in enabling the hospital to deliver timely and accurate results, which helps us to diagnose and treat our patients quicker and more effectively.”

During the CAP accreditation process, designed to help verify that the laboratory’s activities reflect the most recent best practices, inspectors examine the laboratory’s staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs and records, and overall management.

With more than 23,000 laboratory participants, in addition to accreditation, the CAP offers proficiency testing/external assessment programs, quality improvement tools, protocols and guidelines to enable excellence in all areas across the laboratory. Built on a foundation of pathologist expertise, CAP partners with laboratories worldwide to raise the quality of laboratory medicine with best-in class solutions designed to drive operational excellence, achieve diagnostic confidence, and help facilitate quality patient care.

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