January 14, 2020
Texas Health Rockwall earns "gold standard" certification from College of American Pathologists

ROCKWALL, Texas — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the Texas Health Hospital Rockwall laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

“The CAP accreditation is the gold standard in laboratory accreditation,” said Clinnis Adams, MBA MT, Laboratory Director.  “And I am proud that our hospital is one of 8,000 laboratories to be included and recognized for providing the highest standard of care for all patients.”

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.  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 for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.

Texas Health Rockwall’s Senior Director of Quality and Risk, Kerry Baucom who recognized the teamwork involved stated, “Clinnis Adams and Dr. Nicholas Feliciano have pulled together an incredible team focused on the goal of transitioning to a CAP accredited lab a smooth and seamless process.  The successful outcome is a result of many months of hard work by all.” 

The hospital just began a $91 million expansion, which will include expansion and renovation of the existing hospital laboratory allowing for greater efficiency in providing care and critical services for the hospital and community.

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Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.  

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