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Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

08/24/2017

Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Bozeman, MT [August 24, 2017] — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.

The department medical director, Benjamin L. Blend, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital Laboratory, along with its location in Bozeman on 19th Street, is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

"I am proud of the fact that a group of our peers from the College of American Pathologists have determined that we meet the highest standards for quality and patient safety,” stated laboratory director Jerry Crisp. “We continually strive to offer the most timely, and technologically advanced services available to the people in our community.”

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.

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About Bozeman Health
Bozeman Health is an independent, locally owned and controlled integrated healthcare delivery system serving an eight-county region in Southwest Montana. As a nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer community board of directors, Bozeman Health is the largest private employer in Gallatin County, with more than 2,000 employees, including 270 medical providers representing 50 clinical specialties. It is our privilege to deliver expert, compassionate health and wellness services across the care continuum, designed to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the communities we serve. Learn more about Bozeman Health at BozemanHealth.org.

About the College of American Pathologists
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. Find more information about the CAP at cap.erg. Follow CAP on Twitter: @pathologists.

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