July 17, 2015

Mercy Medical Center lab achieves reaccreditation from College of American Pathologists

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently awarded Mercy Medical Center Pathology and Laboratory Medicine its Cycle 2 CAP 15189 designation, a reaccreditation based on the quality standards outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Mercy was the first hospital in Northeast Ohio to achieve CAP 15189 accreditation in 2011.

Tom Cecconi, Mercy president and CEO, said surveyors commended Mercy for the experience and teamwork of staff, as well as ongoing facility upgrades.

“CAP 15189 is a voluntary accreditation, and our lab is to be commended for undertaking this accreditation process,” said Cecconi. “I congratulate Medical Director Aida Safar, M.D., and other physicians and staff in our lab for their dedication, hard work and success.”

Dr. Safar said Mercy’s goal remains to optimize patient care, maximize patient safety and provide highly accurate results to medical staff and patients.

“Receiving reaccreditation validates our ongoing efforts to conform to the highest level of quality and safety, which ultimately benefits the patients of Mercy Medical Center,” said Dr. Safar.

Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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