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2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
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Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Lab Receives Accreditation

Clinton, MO – (Feb 1, 2019) – Recently, the Laboratory Services Department at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) was inspected by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). CAP presents accreditation to labs that meet or exceed requirements. The GVMH Lab was presented with full accreditation in January. 

Being CAP accredited is an important step. It provides guidance for labs to perform the safest and highest quality care for patients. The process is based around quality and accuracy.

“We are very proud to receive this important distinction from the College of American Pathologists. Our lab staff is dedicated to providing the best care. This accreditation ensures we are meeting, and even exceeding standards for all areas of the Lab,” said Ann Kraft, Laboratory Director.

The Lab went through a day of rigorous inspection and observation. Seven inspectors looked at GVMH lab staff qualifications. They also looked at procedures, documentation, safety, and quality control. Once the survey was complete, it was determined that the GVMH Laboratory is performing at the highest level. The Lab was awarded accreditation for the next two years.