Published on February 20, 2020

Medical Center Lab Receives National Accreditation

Photo of MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena laboratory employees holding their accrediation certificate.

MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena has been recognized nationally by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for the excellence of the services being provided in their laboratory. Accreditation was awarded based on the results of a recent on-site inspection by the CAP. Celebrating the accreditation are (front row, left to right): Karen Krajniak, senior technician; Mariflor Ramirez, manager; Christopher Bullock, M.D., director. Back row, left to right: Jon Kortman, senior technician; Justin Dziesinski and Liz James, phlebotomists, and Trevor Davidson, senior technologist.

MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena has been recognized nationally by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for the excellence of the services being provided in their laboratory. Accreditation was awarded based on the results of a recent on-site inspection by the CAP.

The Medical Center lab joins over 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. Director Christopher Bullock, M.D. was advised of the recognition and congratulated on the lab’s performance. The CAP Accreditation Program is recognized by the U.S. federal government as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.

“The inspectors require the highest standards of care for all lab patients,” said Chuck Sherwin, president, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. “They also reviewed our quality control of procedures for the previous two years, and the staff qualifications, equipment, safety record and management of today. Receiving this recognition speaks to the excellent work of management and staff who do all they can do to ensure the health and safety of our patients and community.”

The CAP is the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs.

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