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Accreditation to the International Standards Organization for Quality Management Granted to First U.S. Lab
Date:11/20/2008

us in laboratory medicine today."

"CAP 15189 is a highly disciplined approach to implementing and sustaining best laboratory practices as well as quality management," said Cordelia Sever, M.D., FCAP, chair of the CAP 15189 Committee. "We are very impressed by the efforts displayed by Piedmont in achieving this landmark accreditation and look forward to a long partnership that will benefit patients and the accredited organization."

Dr. Sever added, "Although the 15189:2007 Standard is not currently mandated in the United States, CAP believes that laboratories that strive to be in the top ten percent in quality will benefit from seeking this standard and is proud to make it available to American laboratories."

For additional information on the CAP 15189:2007 program, visit www.cap.org/cap15189.

About the College of American Pathologists

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely recognized as the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.

About Piedmont Medical Laboratory

Piedmont Medical Laboratory (PML) is a full-service, joint venture reference laboratory established in 1991, and located in Winchester, Virginia, about 60 miles from Washington, DC. The laboratory, owned by eight hospitals and two pathology groups, services an area that includes seventeen counties in North Central Virginia and West Virginia. Its client base includes PML's affiliated hospitals, long term care facilities and physician offices.
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