KRMC Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Written by The Bee

December 19, 2019

Kingman, Arizona, December 19, 2019 – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Kingman Regional Medical Center’s (KRMC) clinical laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection.

Ryan Swapp, M.D, Medical Director of the KRMC laboratory, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. KRMC’s lab is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“We are proud of this year’s accreditation as it reflects our commitment to the highest levels of patient care and the attention to detail required to operate a hospital laboratory,” said Dr. Swapp.

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 the College of American Pathologists

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, 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. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at cap.org.

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.

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