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Parrish Medical Center Laboratory Earns College of American Pathologists Accreditation

Parrish Medical Center Laboratory Earns College of American Pathologists Accreditation

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (May 29, 2024)—The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Parrish Medical Center Laboratory, Titusville, Florida based on the results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Recognized for rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality and mitigates risk, an important way that laboratories can contribute to improved patient outcomes.

Parrish Medical Center Laboratory Medical Director, Pedro Carmona, MD, was advised of this global recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Parrish Medical Center’s Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. "Our Laboratory reviewed and addressed more than 1,200 quality standards to achieve accreditation. These standards encompass all aspects of laboratory operations including quality control, specimen collection, processing, testing and result reporting. CAP is the gold-standard for laboratory accreditation, so our patients can be confident in the diagnostic information used by their providers." said Dr. Carmona.

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. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and overall management. These reviews help verify activities reflect the most recent best practices.

With over 23,000 laboratory participants, in addition to accreditation, the CAP offers proficiency testing/external quality assessment (PT/EQA) programs, quality improvement tools and protocols and guidelines to ensure excellence in all areas across the laboratory. Built on a foundation of pathologist expertise, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) partners with laboratories worldwide to elevate the quality of laboratory medicine with best-in-class solutions designed to drive operational excellence, achieve diagnostic confidence and ensure the best patient care.

President and CEO George Mikitarian comments on the accreditation. “This accreditation is a continued testament to the hard work and dedication of the Care Partners within our laboratories. Thank you to all involved, your exceptional efforts and commitment to excellence exemplify Parrish Healthcare’s mission, vision and values.”

Parrish Medical Center is located at 951 North Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida. The medical center has won numerous awards for clinical excellence and providing exceptional patient experiences. For more information about the Parrish Medical Center Laboratory, call 321-268-6110 or visit