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LRH Laboratory Services Receives College of American Pathologist Accreditation

January 10, 2014

Littleton, NH - Littleton Regional Healthcare Main Laboratory, New Hampshire based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.

The facility's director, Armando Ciampa, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Littleton Regional Healthcare Main Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

LRH Laboratory Services Receives College of American Pathologist Accreditation
Front row left to right: Laura Tanner, Lab Aide; Melissa Wright, MLT; Cynthia Clements, Pathology Assistant and Bridgette Bean, Lab Aide.
Back row left to right: Elizabeth Andross, MLT; David Saikin, Blood Bank Supervisor; Evelyn Chadwick, CLS; Jean Sapere, MT and Administrative Lab Director; Marcy Petriccione, MT; Linda Moore, MT and Hematology Supervisor; Robert High, MT and Micro Supervisor; Dr. Armando Ciampa, Medical Laboratory Director and Lori Dodge, Phlebotomist.

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960's, 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 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

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the world-wide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP can be found at www.cap.org.

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