CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne Regional Medical Center recently announced that its laboratory received accreditation from The Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists.
The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting organization in healthcare, and the College of American Pathologists is the nation’s leading organization of board-certified pathologists.
In the release, Dr. Daniel Long, a pathologist and medical director of CRMC’s lab, stated that “Accreditation lets our patients and community know that we are following regulatory standards and best practices, assuring our patients that they are getting the most accurate and reliable results.”
During the reviews, on-site surveyors evaluated the lab’s policies and procedures; quality, training and competency of testing personnel; calibration verifications; expiration dates of supplies and reagents; temperature monitoring; and several other indicators to ensure the lab is providing safe, quality care.