METHODIST HOSPITALS RECEIVES ACCREDITATION FROM COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS - March 24, 2016

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs

“Methodist Hospitals is proud of our recent accreditation by CAP. Our staff worked very hard, and we are proud to be a part of such a great team. Our patients continue to be assured that they have access to the highest standards of laboratory services,” said Glyn Porter, M.D., PhD, Medical Director of Laboratory and Pathology Services at Methodist Hospitals. The facility’s director, Mushtaq Ahmed, recognized the laboratory staff, saying, “Our staff’s hard work, professionalism and commitment make this a great place to work and this could not have been achieved without them.”

“I congratulate our laboratory department staff for their hard work and dedication in continuing our accreditation with CAP, said Raymond Grady, President and CEO of Methodist Hospitals.

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. Find more information about the CAP at www.cap.org. Follow CAP on Twitter: @pathologists.

About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Orthopedics & Spine services, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.
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