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FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital - Richmond Receives Accreditation from College of American Path

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July 16, 2018
FirstHealth of the Carolinas
News Release
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            REVISED July 16, 2018
                                                                                                         Media Contact: Ellen Cooper
  Corporate Communications
                                                                                                                                   (910) 715-1471
 
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital - Richmond Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists
 
ROCKINGHAM – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond (MRH – Richmond) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
 
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.
 
MRH-Richmond’s Laboratory Medical Director, Henry G. Marrow, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.
 
“This recognition is the result of a lot of work by technologists, managers and pathologists,” says Dr. Marrow. “We are proud to be able to say we are meeting the highest standards in laboratory medicine.”
 
During the CAP accreditation process, which is 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.
 
MRH - Richmond is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
 
“We could not be more proud of our laboratory and cardiopulmonary teams at MRH - Richmond,” says John Jackson, president of FirstHealth’s Southern Region. “The accreditation validates our commitment to ensuring the highest quality for our patients.”
 
In addition to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond’s accreditation, the labs at Moore Regional Hospital (Pinehurst), Moore Regional Hospital – Hoke (Raeford), Montgomery Memorial Hospital (Troy) and FirstHealth Sanford Hematology/Oncology (Sanford) also received the CAP accreditation.
 
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at cap.org.
 
CUTLINE:
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond (MRH – Richmond) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Pictured above from left to right are: Elise Forest, administrative director of FirstHealth laboratories; Mitch Staub, cardiopulmonary manager, MRH – Richmond; Lori Phagan, laboratory director, MRH – Richmond; Barry Rimer, assistant lab director, MRH – Richmond; John Jackson, president of FirstHealth’s Southern Region; and Betty Lynn Warnock, retired laboratory director, MRH – Richmond.
Contact:
Ellen Cooper, Corporate Communications
(910) 715-1471