Wheeling Hospital Lab Reaccredited By College of American Pathologists
March 27, 2020
WHEELING, W.Va. – The laboratory at Wheeling Hospital has been awarded a two-year reaccreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.
The hospital’s full-service Main Clinical Laboratory offers patients and physicians high quality testing services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dr. Edward Adamovich is the medical director.
“I am proud of the fine work that is performed and continues to be performed in our laboratory. This is the highest level of accreditation a lab can achieve,” Adamovich said.
Beth Jochum, laboratory director, said, “Our wonderful staff deserves congratulations. It is their teamwork and dedication to exceptional patient care that define us.”
“We are very pleased with our reaccreditation by CAP,” said hospital CEO Douglass Harrison. “This survey is very stringent and conducted by a peer group of pathologists. To pass with the highest level shows what great work we continue to do here at Wheeling Hospital.”
Departments accredited through CAP within Wheeling Hospital Laboratory include: General Lab (Clerical, Phlebotomy, LIS and Lab Safety), Anatomical Pathology, Cytology, Histology, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Chemistry, Immunology and Microbiology.
The laboratory at Wheeling Hospital also manages several draw stations around the valley. These include: Wheeling Clinic, Wellsburg Clinic, Dr. Mike Wilson’s office on National Road, Dr. Michael Wayt’s office in Glen Dale and Dr. Dan Jones’ office in Colerain. Draw stations are also available at the following Wheeling Hospital-affiliated health centers and clinics in Bridgeport, Bellaire, St. Clairsville, Scio and Powhatan Point.
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. Wheeling Hospital’s Main Clinical Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the lab’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine lab staff qualifications, as well as the equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall lab management.
The CAP is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in lab quality assurance.
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