Lenox Hill Hospital has been awarded full accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.
The laboratory’s director was advised of this national recognition for the “excellence of the services being provided.” Lenox Hill Hospital’s laboratory is one of nearly 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide.
According to CAP, its 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 laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures over the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the entire staff’s qualifications, the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of patient care.
The Lenox Hill Hospital laboratory performs over two million clinical laboratory tests and approximately 20,000 surgical and 20,000 cytology examinations annually. It is staffed by 8 board certified pathologists and more than 100 laboratory technologists and staff.