Horizon Health Laboratory Maintains Excellence

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Horizon Health Laboratory Maintains Excellence

The Horizon Health Laboratory continues to receive national recognition for its quality of service and commitment to excellence.

The laboratory was re-awarded accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which is considered the “gold standard” in laboratory accreditation. The award followed a recent on-site inspection of the Horizon Health Laboratory.

During the visit, the CAP inspectors examined the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the previous two years. The inspection also included examination of the entire staff’s qualifications, the laboratory equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management of the department.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which began in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to, or more stringent than, the government’s own inspection program.

Patrick Kippenbrock, MD, pathologist and the laboratory’s medical director, was congratulated for the “excellent services” the laboratory is providing to the community. Horizon Health is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

The Horizon Health Laboratory has been CAP-accredited since 1991.