White Plains Hospital Center Clinical Lab Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists
White Plains, NY (September 19, 2012) – The White Plains Hospital Clinical Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.
The Clinical Lab’s Director, Deena P. Shah, MD, was congratulated for the national recognition in addition to the excellence of the services being provided. The Hospital’s Clinical Lab is one of only 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.
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 lab’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the lab. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all lab patients.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopaedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, seeing nearly 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a nine-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation and received Magnet designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). ). WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.