Published on August 09, 2018

Altru Health System Pathology and Laboratory Services Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Grand Forks, N.D. – The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Altru Health System Pathology and Laboratory Service, Grand Forks, North Dakota based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The facility’s director, Christopher Lockhart, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Altru Health System Pathology and Laboratory Service is one of more than 8,000 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.

About the College of American Pathologists

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and 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. For more information, read the CAP annual report at cap.org.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a regional-owned, integrated system with a general acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs nearly 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $549 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.