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Navicent Health Baldwin Clinical Laboratory Achieves Accreditation

College of American Pathologists Cites Lab's Commitment to Excellence

The Clinical Laboratory at Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin (NHB) has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Accreditation was based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs. NHB becomes one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

"CAP accreditation reflects the ongoing commitment to excellence in the clinical laboratory setting, and validates the competency, hard work, knowledge and attention to detail that our Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin laboratory team demonstrates on a daily basis," said Paul Barkley, Sr., Director of Operations for NHB.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program 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, inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years, to ensure the highest standard of care for all patients. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.

"This is a great opportunity to thank the Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin laboratory staff for their hard work and dedication in providing quality patient care through our laboratory services. We all share the success of this accreditation and commit to achieving the standards in an ongoing manner," said Dr. Simpal Gill, Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratory at NHB.

NHB's clinical laboratory provides services to the medical staff and patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, under the direction of board-certified pathologists, clinical lab scientists, clinical lab technicians, phlebotomists and laboratory support staff.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Atrium Health Navicent has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent, both rural hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Atrium Health Navicent, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atrium Health Navicent; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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