Business briefs, April 26

Published 8:31 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center receives accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

The laboratory at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.

“We are proud of the lab and very pleased with how we performed during this recent inspection,” said Rick Scott, director of laboratory services at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. “This accreditation is proof that our patients can depend on us for quality laboratory services. The surveyors were very complimentary of our lab team, laboratory and services and applauded our commitment to provide state-of-the-art technology to improve patient outcomes.”

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The recent on-site inspection was unannounced and included a team of surveyors who visited the laboratory and surveyed more than 1,100 standards. Accredited laboratories around the world strive to align their efforts with policy procedures now contained in the CAP standards to better ensure more accurate and timely test results.

During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine the entire lab staff’s qualifications, the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management. 

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

Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Hart-Supported Living Council

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Angela R. Rodgers, of Liberty, to the Hart-Supported Living Counci Rodgers is a teacher and shall serve for a term expiring July 14, 2019.

The Hart-Supported Living Council assists Kentuckians with disabilities with funds for supports so they can live in their homes and communities and avoid institutionalization. It is comprised of 11 members—9 gubernatorial appointees plus 2 ex-officio members (the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the executive director of the Kentucky Housing Corporation, or their designees).