FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. – Both Chambersburg Hospital’s and Waynesboro Hospital’s laboratories were recently awarded re-accreditation from the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

The laboratories are just two of about 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

Administrative Director of the Chambersburg Hospital laboratory Anne Benedick believes the recognition reinforces the high standards held by hospital laboratory staff.

“It’s really all about making sure patients are safe and receiving the care they need from our laboratories,” Benedick said. “It’s great to be recognized for excelling in those areas.”

Dr. Clarence D. Miller, director of the Waynesboro Hospital laboratory, is also pleased that Waynesboro is once again recognized for their hard work.

“It’s important that patients are receiving the best possible experience in a safe, well-equipped facility from a top-notch staff of caring members,” Miller said. “Being accredited for another two years assures patients of this commitment.”

As part of the CAP accreditation process, inspectors exam the laboratory’s testing processes and procedures, instrumentation records as well as quality control procedures for the previous two years. They also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and records as well as overall management.

For more information on lab services in Franklin County and the surrounding areas, visit www.SummitHealth.org/lab.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014