Tyler, Texas (June 17, 2022) — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to UT Health Tyler and UT Health South Broadway laboratories based on results of a recent onsite inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
“This again recognizes our laboratories’ long history of excellence and CAP accreditation, arising from the diligence our laboratory personnel bring to work every day to serve our patients,” said Brent R. Harris, MD, the lab facilities’ medical director.
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 program and record, and overall management. During the onsite inspection there were over 1,500 individual standards reviewed for the laboratories.
The U.S. federal 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.
“The laboratory caregivers at our UT Health Tyler and South Broadway locations are continually committed to providing excellence in laboratory services,” said Joy Anderson, UT Health East Texas market director for laboratory services. “The team has exceptional passion for our patients and approaches each test as if belongs to a member of their own family. I am extremely proud of the outstanding outcome for our laboratories due to the exemplary work of this team of professionals.”
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s 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.
About UT Health East Texas
UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma facility.
As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.