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.
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.