Our pathology labs receive accreditation from the College of American Pathology and the American Association of Blood Banking. Inspections are every two years and cover about 3000 separate standards. The reviewers are pathologists and technologists from other participant organizations.
We just completed an inspection conducted by a 15-member team, a group with very impressive qualifications.
I am proud to say that, not only did we pass with flying colors, but one surveyor said, "I have been doing inspections for 30 years and if any place has a gold standard, this place is It"!
As noted by Dr. Jeffrey Saffitz, our Chief of Pathology, "In more than 35 years in academic pathology, I have not witnessed such an extraordinary level of commendation and praise from a team of peer reviewers. Almost without exception, these seasoned, experienced inspectors indicated that they learned a great deal from us and they intend to implement many of our policies and practices in their own institutions. Many also expressed a desire to take some of our people back to their home institutions! The cooperation, trust, work-ethic, dedication and commitment to excellence by our lab personnel is absolutely unparalleled."
Congratulations to the entire team!