Lt. Col. Rachel J. Wienke
Commander
Rodriguez Army Health Clinic

The Rodriguez Army Health Clinic, Fort Buchannan, Puerto Rico, laboratory team recently demonstrated their ongoing commitment to 5-Star excellence as they earned re-accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

The inspection specialist from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Teresa Hallada, said she had expected to find many issues due to the disruption caused by Hurricane Maria, and she stated that RAHC's results were "phenomenal."

The RAHC laboratory is one of the few labs of its size to earn this prestigious accreditation. Due to the dedicated efforts of Lilliam Ayala, laboratory supervisor, RAHC was able to earn CAP accreditation in 2008, maintaining it ever since. Ayala's oversight and leadership has led her team to consistently maintain the standards and achieve stellar results.

RAHC's partnership with Veterans Affairs also helps make this possible. Dr. Daniel Conde, a pathologist from the San Juan VA Medical Center, provides oversight, which enables the lab to conduct more complex tests and procedures. The Rodriguez family is dedicated to continuing to provide our patients the best in safe, quality health care. We are Eisenhower.