Sanford, NC — February 15, 2013 – Central Carolina Hospital Arterial Blood Gas Laboratory, Sanford, North Carolina based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The facility’s director, Steven M. Jurisich, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Central Carolina Hospital Arterial Blood Gas Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
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.
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 THE COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGIST
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 worldwide 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.
ABOUT CENTRAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL
Central Carolina Hospital is a 137-bed acute care hospital that serves the health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities. With over 100 physicians on staff, the hospital offers a wide range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, hospitalist services, nephrology, hematology, urology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine, primary care provider network, ear nose and throat (ENT) provider network, cardiology provider network and a women’s care provider network. Hospital services include emergency room, physical and occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization.
Committed to providing quality care to the community, the hospital has earned numerous disease-specific quality designations:
- Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers
- American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure, Jan 2012
- Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Heart Failure
- CIGNA Quality Center for Heart Failure
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