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The Chillicothe VA Medical Center Pathology and Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

The Pathology and Laboratory Staff is to be recognized for the excellence of the services being provided. The Chillicothe VA is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

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.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.

The Chillicothe VA Medical Center operates a Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Portsmouth, Ohio, providing pathology and laboratory services as well as primary and mental health care. The clinic is located at 840 Gallia Street and can be reached by phone telephone 740-353-3236 or check us out on the web at www.chillicotheva.gov

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