(Monday, November 12, 2018) Guam Regional Medical City Laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists. The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded the accreditation to GRMC’s Laboratory based on the results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP accreditation Programs.
The facility’s director, Mohamad Alsabban, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.
The US federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the 1960’s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program. GRMC’s laboratory has been accredited by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, or CLIA, which regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S., under the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS).
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. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
“Our laboratory achieving the respected CAP accreditation and coming right on the heels of GRMC being fully and unconditionally re-accredited by The Joint Commission, is a testament to the hard work and professionalism of our staff,” said president and COO Michael Cruz, MD, “We are very proud of the employee partners in our laboratory and throughout the hospital. Working together, we will continue creating a center for excellence in healthcare at GRMC.”