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St. Rose lab once again earns 'gold standard' accreditation

Edward Jones, M.D., St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center pathologist, and Carla Herl, administrative lab director, review a complete blood count report from the new LH750 analyzer. The College of American Pathologists recently renewed the lab’s accreditation.

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There are easier and cheaper ways to accredit a medical lab, but St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center has never settled for one of those options, said Carla Herl, administrative lab director. St. Rose has always sought the inspections of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which recently renewed the lab’s accreditation.
“Since CAP has the most stringent requirements, it is the gold standard for accreditation; we welcome the on-site scrutiny of these professionals who inspect our lab. We have been CAP-accredited since the beginning,” Herl said, referring to the early days of what was then named Central Kansas Medical ...

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