The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Tufts Medical Center Laboratory, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Tufts Medical Center Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide to receive this prestigious recognition.
The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which began in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program. “Everyone in the lab has worked very hard and together to overcome the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, EPIC go-live and core lab renovation to provide the best laboratory medicine services to our patients and providers,” said Ming Zhou, MD, PhD, Chair and Pathologist-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center. “I am extremely proud of our team and grateful for their dedication and the excellence of the services they provide.”
“The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is certainly well-deserving of this accreditation,” said Michael Tarnoff, MD, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. “The work this team does, while often behind the scenes, is a 24/7 operation made up of highly skilled, knowledgeable, fiercely dedicated people, whose combined efforts are critical to patient care, safety and the advancement of our mission. I could not be more proud to represent each and every member of this team and I congratulate them on this fantastic achievement.”
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. The Tufts MC Laboratory’s CAP accreditation lasts for two years.
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.