The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Laboratory, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The facility’s director, Tony Masuck, MD, FCAP, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Rutland Regional’s Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“This accreditation is the result of a collaborative effort by our Laboratory professionals to ensure accurate results for best patient care," said Dr. Masuck.
Tom Huebner, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said: “Congratulations to our Lab staff and physicians. Your hard work has paid off once again and has helped to assure that our patients continue to get the highest quality lab services.”
The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.
During the CAP accreditation process, 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. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the leading organization with more than 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 7,700 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County.
Recently recognized in US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, Rutland Regional was the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety, and is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and a 3-year recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award.