The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has again awarded accreditation to Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) in Putnam, Connecticut, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Day Kimball Hospital provides over 400,000 diagnostic tests each year through its main laboratory at the hospital as well as blood draw sites at three community healthcare centers and visits to skilled nursing facilities and homecare patients across Northeast Connecticut.
The facility’s director, Jiafan Qi, MD, PHD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for excellence of the services being provided. Day Kimball Hospital is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
“I am incredibly proud of our team and all the hard work that has gone into receiving this gold standard medical laboratory accreditation,” said Dr. Qi. “This recognition once again demonstrates our commitment to providing our community with laboratory services that meet the highest level of quality and accuracy.”
Upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare said, “We are grateful to the College of American Pathologists for this recognition. CAP accreditation is a collective effort and I want to thank our dedicated team of laboratory professionals for their hard work to earn this award, especially in the middle of a global pandemic.”
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.
In addition to the CAP accreditation, Day Kimball Hospital’s Laboratory is also accredited by The Joint Commission and the CT Department of Health. Learn more about this and all of Day Kimball’s quality distinctions; visit www.daykimball.org/quality. For more information about laboratory services at Day Kimball Healthcare, visit www.daykimball.org/diagnostics.