Maury Regional receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — The laboratory at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has been awarded re-accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) following a recent on-site inspection.

During the accreditation process, inspectors examined the laboratory’s records and the quality control of procedures from the preceding two years. Inspectors also examined laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, safety programs and records, facilities and overall management.

“Our team of licensed medical lab professionals and pathologists in the Laboratory perform vital work in the process of diagnosing and treating our patients,” said Maury Regional Health Interim CEO and Chief Medical Officer Martin Chaney, MD. “I commend them for their dedication to excellence as demonstrated by this consistent achievement.”

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program has been in place since the early 1960s and is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. The U.S. federal government recognizes the program as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.

“The Maury Regional Laboratory has excelled over the past two years in their engagement and performance to meet the highest standards of excellence,” Laboratory Director Van Hendrickson said.

The laboratory at Maury Regional Medical Center collects and processes specimens to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of hospital inpatients, Emergency Department patients and affiliate facilities. Maury Regional Medical Center’s lab is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

Group of lab employees

Members of the Laboratory team at Maury Regional Medical Center are pictured, including (l-r, front row) Trina Stacy, Deanna Smith, Kim Johnson, Stacy Smith, LeeAnne Prince, (l-r, back row) Dr. Chuck Bramlett, Mark Gongwer, Robin Thomas, Anita Dickey, Mark Stinson and Van Hendrickson.

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