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For release: March 26, 2014

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, amy.kilgore@akrongeneral.org

Lodi Community Hospital receives laboratory accreditation

Lodi Community Hospital (LCH) was awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. LCH’s cardiopulmonary department is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. 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.

About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP can be found at www.cap.org.


About Lodi Community Hospital
Lodi Community Hospital, one of three hospitals in the Akron General Health System, has proudly provided community based healthcare to people of southwest Medina County and portions of Lorain, Ashland and Wayne Counties since 1920. Lodi Community Hospital is a designated 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and offers a comprehensive range of services: acute and skilled care; a full range of outpatient diagnostic, rehabilitation and physical therapy services; occupational health care; outpatient and general, minimally invasive surgery; radiology services; and a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency room that has won numerous patient satisfaction awards. For more information, visit www.lodihospital.org and www.akrongeneral.org.



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