(MENAFN – The Peninsula) The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) USA has granted accreditation to the 27 PHCC laboratories on the basis of recent comprehensive inspections carried out last April as part of the accreditation programs of the CAP.
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and a leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists and the public, by encouraging and advocating excellence in pathology and laboratory practice. medicine in the world.
With CAP accreditation, PHCC laboratories join the elite group of more than 8,000 CAP accredited laboratories around the world. CAP accreditation is considered the gold standard in laboratory accreditation designed to ensure the highest standards of care for laboratory patients.
During the accreditation process, inspectors review the quality control of a laboratory’s procedures, personnel qualifications, equipment, facilities, program and safety records, and overall laboratory management.
HE Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, commented: “This accreditation represents the high level of professionalism and expertise that is reflected in the exceptional patient care provided at PHCC. The hard work and commitment of the PHCC team is what made CAP accreditation possible.
His Excellency congratulated the team for their sustained and valuable efforts despite this difficult period which requires taking measures to ensure the highest quality of services on a permanent and continuous basis.
With this accreditation, PHCC Laboratories becomes the world’s largest CAP-accredited networked laboratory group outside the United States and one of the largest public sector primary care laboratory groups accredited by the College of American. Pathologists. Accreditation focuses on the people, policies, processes, methods, material and environmental factors that impact laboratory results, and which may then have additional impact on clinical decision making.
Dr Mariam Abdul Malik, CEO of PHCC, said: “I remain inspired by the hard work and resilience shown by our teams, from the exceptional ability to achieve accreditation without gaps, to professional and rapid adaptation. to virtual inspections during a very difficult time in healthcare.
For our patients, this accreditation means the highest level of quality in all of our laboratories, ensuring optimal patient care and safety, while providing the most accurate results in parallel with international standards.
Dr Samya Ahmad Abdulla, Executive Director of Operations, said: “The CAP accreditation demonstrates the commitment of our laboratories to continuous quality improvement in order to effectively meet the needs of our community, by providing a practice based on evidence, ensuring better clinical outcomes and improving patient safety ”.
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