The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Laboratory Department, Lyster Army Health Clinic, Fort Rucker, Alabama based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The facility’s director, Christopher Kulhavy, MD was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. LAHC Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“The unparalleled hard work and dedication of the LAHC lab staff are what make CAP accreditation possible, and we are lucky to have such a fantastic team” said Dr. Kulhavy.
Lt. Col. Danielle Rodondi, LAHC Commander, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said “Our lab team promotes a level of professional and medical expertise that contributes to outstanding patient care. Their commitment to the Fort Rucker community shows through their knowledge, respect, and dedication. We are so proud of our lab team, the role they play in healthcare, especially during a pandemic does not go unnoticed. They are truly Above the Best!”
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 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 www.cap.org/pdf/cap-annual-report.pdf.