Published On: Thu, Jan 31st, 2013

Cherokee Indian Hospital Laboratory receives accreditation

Cherokee Indian Hospital Laboratory received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists based on an on-site inspection in November 2012.  Cherokee Indian Hospital’s laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. 

“Passing our recent laboratory inspection and receiving our Certificate of Accreditation shows our commitment to our profession,” said laboratory manager Chad Cooper, MHS, MT (ASCP).  “The Cherokee Indian Hospital has an excellent laboratory.  Our team works hard every day to provide high quality services to the Cherokee community. We certainly hope the patients we serve feel the same way.”

During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest stand 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.

Additional laboratory staff includes:  Janet Shuler, Microbiology supervisor; Julie Lossiah, Chemistry supervisor; Brandy Davis, Blood Bank supervisor; John Hughes, Hematology supervisor; Tina Melin,  Urinalysis supervisor; Glenn Wolfe, Immunology supervisor; Juanita McCoy, phlebotomist; Roberta Woodard, phlebotomist/clerk; Katie Locklear, phlebotomist; and Cheryl English, generalist.  The facility director is Dr.  William L. Selby, Sr.

“Cherokee Indian Hospital would like to congratulate the Laboratory staff for the excellent services that the lab provides our community and the efforts they made toward accreditation,” said Cherokee Indian Hospital officials.  “They are a valuable asset in the Cherokee health care system.”

– Cherokee Indian Hospital