Pardee Hospital’s laboratory has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.
Laboratory director, Karla Ketwitz, was congratulated for the “excellence of the services being provided.” Pardee Hospital’s laboratory is one of the more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide. “Our continued commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patient’s is demonstrated by this result,” Ketwitz said. “I want to thank all the lab associates for all they do to make this distinction possible.”
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory’s patients. The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.
Pardee Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Jamison Conference Room.
The Pardee Hospital Foundation recently announced its new board members and officers for 2011.
New members joining the Foundation Board for a multi-year term include: Stephanie Bailey, mortgage loan officer with RBC Bank; Greg Burnette, area executive with First Citizens Bank; Rich Cooke, realtor at Keller Williams and Laurel Park Mayor Pro-Tem; Kellie Kanipe, with Carland and Anderson; Sharon Koffman, community volunteer; and Ross Sloan, vice president with Carolina First Bank.
“Our staff is looking forward to working with our Foundation Board of Directors for 2011,” said Debbie Patrick, director of development and donor relations for the Pardee Hospital Foundation. “The incoming members all bring strong skill sets to our organization.”
Officers for 2011 are Lynn Matykiewicz, president; Ryan Harman, vice president of development; Jane Swafford, vice president of board development; James Wert, secretary; and Michael Wollinger, treasurer.
Departing from service on the Foundation Board at the end of 2010 are Todd Webb, Jack Davis, Bill Gold, Greg Gibson and Kris Hoce, CEO.