Beebe Medical Center Receives Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists
"Beebe Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on results of a recent onsite inspection.
Laboratory Director Richard N. Palmer, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. The various sections of the laboratory were inspected that included:
Ø Anatomic and Clinical Laboratories
Ø Point-of-Care Testing Laboratory
Ø Blood Gas Laboratory
Ø Medical Office Building Laboratory at Tunnel Cancer Center
Ø Specialty Care, INC., Lab (Perfusionists Program, OR)
Ø Millville Emergency Department Laboratory
Beebe Medical Center is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide. The federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal to or more stringent than the federal inspection program.
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org