Florida Lung & Sleep Associates Laboratory Receives Re-Accreditation
On Friday January 11th, 2013, Florida Lung & Sleep Associates Laboratory received reaccreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Dr. Alaa El-Gendy, the facility’s director, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Florida Lung & Sleep Associates Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP accredited facilities worldwide. “Maintaining our CAP accreditation shows that we are committed to high quality care through evidence based processes” El-Gendy said. The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than 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 qualification, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
About Florida Lung & Sleep Associates Established in Lehigh Acres, Florida Lung & Sleep Associates is the leading independent community provider of pulmonary and sleep services since 2002. Florida Lung & Sleep Associates is committed to providing premier, quality, and cost-effective diagnostic and therapeutic services to its patients. Florida Lung & Sleep Associates is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Call (239) 369-333 for more information.
About the College of American Pathologists The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College
advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP can be found at www.cap.org .