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Atrium Health Navicent Peach Laboratory Receives National Accreditation

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the laboratory at Atrium Health Navicent Peach based on results of a recent on-site inspection conducted by CAP inspectors.

The laboratory at Atrium Health Navicent Peach is now one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“Atrium Health Navicent Peach is proud to provide high-quality care and laboratory services close to home for residents of Houston, Peach and surrounding counties,” said Atrium Health Navicent Peach CEO Laura Gentry. “We are committed to maintaining laboratory quality to provide safe, reliable services for our patients and area physicians.”

The U.S. 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. During the CAP accreditation process — 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 programs and records, and overall management.

“Atrium Health Navicent Peach demonstrates leadership, innovation and a passionate commitment to standards of excellence while providing the highest quality services, ultimately for patients,” said Dr. Richard M. Scanlan, chair of the CAP’s Council on Accreditation. “The CAP congratulates Atrium Health Navicent Peach on its recent CAP Accreditation.”

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.

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.