Published on February 10, 2015

Nazareth Hospital Receives Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 2015): The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Nazareth Hospital based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

Geralyn Fattore, BS, M(ASCP), Director of Laboratory Services at Nazareth Hospital, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Nazareth Hospital is one of more than 7,600 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, created 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.

For more information about lab services at Nazareth Hospital, please call 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738).