Pinckneyville Community Hospital Laboratory Receives Accreditation

October 15, 2019

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has, once again, awarded accreditation to Pinckneyville Hospital Laboratory, Pinckneyville, Illinois based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.

The facility's director, Aiman H. Hawasli, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Pinckneyville Community Hospital Main Laboratory is one of the more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

"In my opinion, we use the toughest agency for accreditation, the College of American Pathologists (CAP)," comments Lab Medical Director, Dr. Hawasli.

The US 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.

During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory's record 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.