The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center Laboratory in Rockford, IL, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. This year’s honor adds to our tenure as one of the 41 longest and continuous CAP accredited laboratories in the nation to be accredited for more than 50 years.
The Director of Laboratory Services, Charles Brackett was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Lab is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“I am extremely proud of my team’s meticulous dedication to continuous monitoring and maintenance to keep our lab safe and functioning properly,” said Charles Brackett, director of laboratory services, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Lab. “This accreditation is solely through their hard work and dedication to serving everyone with the greatest care and love.”
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 OSF HealthCare
OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs more than 23,600 Mission Partners in 147 locations, including 14 hospitals – 10 acute care, four critical access – with 2,097 licensed beds, and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. The OSF HealthCare physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialists and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare, through OSF Home Care Services, operates an extensive network of home health and hospice services. It also owns Pointcore Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. More at www.osfhealthcare.org.
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.