Bellin Health lab earns national accreditation

03/26/2008

GREEN BAY — Bellin Hospital Laboratory has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists based on excellence of service.
 
The accreditation follows a recent onsite inspection during which College of American Pathologists inspectors examined the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. Inspectors also examined the qualifications of lab employees, lab equipment, the lab’s safety program, the overall management of the laboratory and other areas.
 
“It was a very thorough process but because of the high standards we set for ourselves, we knew we’d earn the accreditation,” said Bellin’s laboratory director, Thomas Fredeen, M.D. “The inspectors specifically congratulated us for ‘excellence of the services being provided.’”
 
Bellin is one of more than 6,000 College of American Pathologists-accredited laboratories nationwide.
 
The inspection program is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for lab patients, the accreditation organization says. The program – serving nearly 16,000 physician members – is recognized by the federal government. It is the largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance.