WMH Lab Re-Accredited for “Highest Standard of Care”

(Honesdale, March 31, 2017)…Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Services once again received national recognition for its quality of service and standard of care in processing hundreds of thousands of specimens for more than 30 different facilities—including the hospital itself. The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded the WMH Lab a two-year accreditation certificate after a rigorous on-site examination of the lab’s records, quality control procedures, staff qualifications, equipment, safety programs and record, and overall management.

“Our Laboratory Services team deserves all the accolades this re-accreditation implies,” said Laboratory Manager John Romano. “Day in, day out they perform exceptional service. Their number-one priority is quality results for our patients and clients.”

The certification is particularly rewarding in view of the fact that, according to CAP, the U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP accreditation program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.

“To say our Lab staff is outstanding is an under-statement,” said David Hoff, WMH CEO. “We are very proud of their work and thank them for continuing to aim for the highest standards in patient care.”

The CAP accreditation process covers every department– from pathology and cytology to chemistry, blood bank services, hematology, immunology and services such as bed-side blood draws. CAP’s goal is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education, standard setting, and ensuring laboratories meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

Photo: Members of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Laboratory staff, front row, left to right: Katie Torquati, Caitlin Mancus, Allison Boogertman. Center row: Annmarie Franco, Liz Dyckman, Theresa Krempasky, Terry Weniger, Diane Chapka, Donna McGinnis, John Romano. Back row: Carol Kuhn, Crystal Buchanan, Diane Troiani, Robin Rosler, Sam Rodriguez, Kathy Dustin, Rachel Mizanty, Jessie Peterson. The Lab’s Medical Director is Sibyl Irwin, MD.