The labs accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists, CAP, granted Hospital 57357-Egypt the CAP accreditation. The CAP accreditation was obtained after a chain of long examinations and procedures on site which are part of the accreditation program followed by the CAP.
The accreditation covered the following labs at Hospital 57357
- Hematology unit
- Chemistry unit
- Virology and immunology unit
- Flowcytometry unit
- Cytogenetics unit
- Molecular hematology
- Microbiology unit
- Immuno- genetics
Dr. Sherif Abouel Naga, 57357 Group CEO, revealed that pursuing the CAP accreditation for 57357’s labs goes beyond the mere obtaining of a certification; it is a reflection of our commitment to continuous performance improvement. Dr. Sonya Soliman, head of Hospital 57357’s clinical pathology department, shares “we are proud for having obtained the recent accreditation of our labs in nine specializations after the CAP accreditation committee’s first check on site”. The CAP accreditation was obtained after a chain of long examinations and procedures to ensure that Hospital 57357’s labs qualify for more than 3000 standards. It was found to be complying to more than 99% of the standards, which is an impressive achievement (as the CAP team leader announced at the end of the inspection day).
This achievement is another evidence of our commitment since day one to maintaining high quality performance. It affirms our team’s continuous efforts and dedication. Their commitment to highest standards of accuracy and quality has earned them this deserved accreditation. As head of the clinical pathology lab, I believe that this certification is an evidence of our constant pursuit of providing quality services and care to our patients through accurate and precise diagnosis and ultimately improving cure rates. This accreditation is to remind us with our commitment towards patients and families who have entrusted us with their care. It reassures them that they are receiving the highest level of lab services which upholds accurate diagnosis and enhances survival rates .
We are grateful for the great support we receive from the Hospital’s administration and we pledge to constantly pursue performance improvement and the provision of best possible quality care and services to our patients who are in dire need of them.”
The USA’s federal government recognizes the CAP’s accreditation program, which came into operation in the sixties of last century and which is committed to the rigorous governmental inspection standards.
During the CAP accreditation, inspectors audit the lab’s records and quality assurance parameters followed by the lab, to guaranty that the lab patients receive the highest care standards. CAP inspectors also review the lab specialists’ qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs and the management style in general.
About the CAP:
The College of American Pathologist, CAP, is the largest world organization for pathologists who obtained the board certificate; It is a leading authority in labs accreditation and quality assurance testing program. It serves patient, pathologists and the general public through encouraging and supporting excellence in the field of practicing pathology and lab medicine around the world. For more information please read CAP’s annual report on cap.org.