Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital Laboratory Awarded Full Accreditation from The College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
SWH Temecula staff posing with the CAP Accredited sign

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) Laboratory, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs. Recognized for rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality and mitigates risk, an important way that laboratories can contribute to improved patient outcomes.

The facility's Director of Laboratory Services, Niki Burger, MBA, MLS (ASCP) CM, expressed gratitude for the prestigious recognition, stating, "Receiving CAP accreditation is a significant milestone, highlighting our relentless pursuit of excellence in laboratory medicine. This achievement is a testament to our team's meticulous attention to detail and adherence to the most stringent quality and safety standards, ensuring precise and reliable diagnostic results for every patient we serve."

"We are immensely proud of the Temecula Valley Hospital Laboratory for achieving CAP accreditation,” said Darlene Wetton, Southwest Healthcare Group Vice President, California. “This accomplishment reflects our ongoing dedication to delivering excellence in healthcare services to our patients. It is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff to uphold the highest standards of quality and safety."

Temecula Valley Awards and Accreditations 

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During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control of procedures. CAP inspectors also review laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs, and overall management to verify that it meets the most recent best practice standards.

With over 23,000 laboratory participants, in addition to accreditation, the CAP offers proficiency testing/external quality assessment (PT/EQA) programs, quality improvement tools, and protocols and guidelines to ensure excellence in all areas across the laboratory. Built on a foundation of pathologist expertise, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) partners with laboratories worldwide to elevate the quality of laboratory medicine with best-in-class solutions designed to drive operational excellence, achieve diagnostic confidence, and ensure the best patient care.