Trinity Medical Center West Laboratory Receives Accreditation From College Of American Pathologists

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Trinity Health System, Trinity Medical Center West Laboratory, Steubenville Ohio based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The facility’s Director, Himanshu M. Doshi, MD was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the service being provided.  Trinity Health System, Trinity Medical Center West Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“In addition to the College of American Pathologists, the Trinity Laboratory was also recently recognized and accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).  Both these organizations have very stringent quality standards which our lab not only meets but exceeds. I want to thank our highly competent Laboratory staff for their tireless work in providing quality laboratory and pathology services to our physicians and the community.  We are proud of the work we do and services that we provide.  Our core principle is to treat every patient sample as if it was from our own family member” stated Dr. Doshi, Chairman and Medical Director of Trinity Medical Center West Laboratory.

Trinity’s President and CEO, Matt Grimshaw, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said “We are proud to be the only laboratory in the area with both accreditations.”

The US 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.

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.

Pictured: Front row: Judy Clements, Histologist; Lynn Rine, Quality Assurance Coordinator; Gail Bocek, Bloodbank Supervisor; Beth Howell, Charge Tech; Cindy Stuck, Core Lab Supervisor

Back Row: Tom Bartemes, Point of Care; Mimi McCabe, Cytologist; Dr. Himanshu Doshi, Medical Director; Don Niess, Administrative Director; Theresa Clark, LIS Coordinator; Sister Paula Blevins, Microbiology Supervisor