The laboratory's director, Dan Wiener, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Cartersville Medical Center Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the 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 of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.
Cartersville Medical Center, a facility of a three-hospital health system in Northwest Georgia including Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome and Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, is a 112-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission and recently named an Accredited Chest Pain Center. Acworth Medical Plaza -- including Acworth Immediate Care and Acworth Imaging Center -- and The Hope Center are facilities of Cartersville Medical Center.
For more information about programs and services offered at Cartersville Medical Center, The Hope Center or Acworth Medical Plaza, call MedLine at 800-242-5662 or visit www.cartersvillemedical.com.