Trinity Health System Announces Laboratory Accreditation
Steubenville, Ohio – Trinity Health System is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to The Trinity Health System Laboratory, Steubenville, Ohio based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. The laboratory’s Medical Director Himanshu Doshi, MD, FCAP, FABP and the Administrative Director Theresa Clark were advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Trinity Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. The Trinity Health System Blood bank was also recently awarded accreditation by the American Association of Blood banks (AABB) based on results of an on-site inspection of the facility’s transfusion services.
“We are proud of the services we provide to the community. This is a great team effort and I want to sincerely thank our entire laboratory staff for working together in providing high quality laboratory services to our physicians and patients. Our entire team demonstrates leadership, innovation, and a passionate commitment to patient care. The recognition by CAP and AABB provide further evidence to physicians and patients that we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in laboratory quality and accuracy.” said Dr. Himanshu Doshi, Laboratory’s Medical Director.
“This demonstrates our team’s consistent dedication to excellence in our laboratory and blood bank services,” said Matt Grimshaw, President and CEO for the health system. “We are very proud of our team.”
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 world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, 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. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at cap.org.
About Trinity Health System
Trinity Health System is a faith based, Catholic health system with the largest footprint in the region serving Jefferson, Harrison, Tuscarawas, Belmont and Columbiana counties in Ohio with locations in Hancock County in West Virginia and Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. Trinity Health System is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at commonspirit.org.