KRMC Laboratory Receives Continued Accreditation through College of American Pathologists

Published by The Bee News

January 24, 2022

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Kingman, Arizona, January 24, 2022 – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded continued accreditation to the Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) laboratory. The lab’s most recent on-site inspection showed an overall 99.2% compliance rate, with blood bank and cytopathology services both earning a 100% compliance rating. The College of American Pathologists is the gold standard in medical laboratory accreditation. Through this rigorous inspection process, CAP has certified that KRMC is meeting the highest standards in quality patient care.

“These inspection results represent the dedication of our lab leadership and staff,” said Dr. Ryan Swapp, medical director of KRMC’s laboratory. “I’m especially proud of the way this team has been able to serve our patients throughout the pandemic and meet the evolving needs for testing within the 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. KRMC’s lab is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

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 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. For more information, visit www.azkrmc.com.

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