The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare Laboratory, Pomona, California, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.
Casa Colina's president and CEO, Felice L. Loverso, PhD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare Laboratory is one of more than 7,600 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
"We could not be more proud of our pathologist, clinical lab scientists, certified phlebotomists and support staff for once again achieving this esteemed accreditation from the College of American Pathologists," said Felice L. Loverso, PhD., president and CEO of Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare. "Meeting all of the applicable standards for accreditation reassures referring physicians and their patients that we will continue to meet their needs now and well into the future, as we prepare to open our new medical/surgical hospital later this year."
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 Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare was founded in 1936 in Chino, Calif., under the leadership of Frances Eleanor "Mother" Smith and other community leaders and physicians to provide rehabilitative care to children with polio. In the early 1950s, when polio was at epidemic proportions, a plan was developed to build a new hospital in nearby Pomona, Calif. In 1959, the new hospital was completed, and Casa Colina expanded its medical and physical rehabilitation services to concentrate on treating people of all ages and disabilities resulting from neurological and/or orthopedic conditions. In recent years, Casa Colina has renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to build a continuum of rehabilitative care unmatched in the Western United States. This includes a state-of-the-art acute rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center, post-acute residential rehabilitation center, children's services, adult day health care, specialized physician clinics, diagnostic imaging, ambulatory surgery center, outdoor recreation program, and other highly specialized services. The new Casa Colina Medical Office Building opened on the campus in June 2013, and construction of a 31-bed medical/surgical hospital addition is currently underway with a scheduled opening late 2015. For the latest updates on Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, visit www.casacolina.org.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, 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. The CAP's Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently have customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,600 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Find more information about the CAP at cap.org.