OMH Clinical Laboratories Receive Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the OMH Clinical Laboratories located at the Nathan Kline Institute, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The Laboratories Director, Timothy P. Hilbert, MD, PhD, JD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. The OMH Clinical Laboratories at Nathan Kline Institute is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“The lab has been continuously accredited by CAP for almost 25 years. It’s a wonderful testament to the dedication of our staff and the exceptional quality of their work,” said Dr. Hilbert.

Director of the Nathan Kline Institute, Dr. Donald Goff, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, commented, “Congratulations to Dr. Tim Hilbert and to the entire staff of the OMH Clinical Labs on this achievement. Maintaining the distinction of CAP accreditation is no small accomplishment and speaks to the professionalism and commitment to excellence the members of the lab demonstrate daily in support of the patients and mission of the OMH.”

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program was initiated in the early 1960s and is recognized by the U.S federal government as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.

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 records, and overall management.