DCMH Lab Accredited by College of American Pathologists


"The Delta County Memorial Hospital Laboratory is proud of its recent accreditation by the College of American Pathologists, ensuring the residents of Delta County and surrounding areas of access to the highest standards of laboratory services, stated DCMH Lab Medical Director Michael J. Benziger, MD. "The laboratory is a vital part of the high standard of medical care offered by our hospital," he added.

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Delta County Memorial Hospital Laboratory based on the results of a recent on-site inspection as part of CAP's accreditation program.

The lab's medical director, Michael J. Benziger, MD was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the lab services being provided. Delta County Memorial Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 7,600 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program started in the early 1960's, as being equal-to, or more-stringent than the government's own inspection program.

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 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.