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GRMC Lab Awarded CAPS Accreditation


The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Laboratory, Silver City, New Mexico based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.

The GRMC Lab Pathologist, Pavel P. Capek, MD, (pictured) was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Gila Regional Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

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.

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.

The Gila Regional Medical Center Lab is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. No appointment necessary. In Silver City, it is located next to the hospital's Emergency Department and they can be contacted at 575-538-4167. A Blood Draw station in Lordsburg is open every Friday from 7:00 a.m. to noon and is located at 618 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg.

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