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Hospital of Central Connecticut laboratories accredited

[July 22 2011] - The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently awarded The Hospital of Central Connecticut laboratories accreditation based on results of an on-site inspection. Accreditation denotes that the labs are meeting the highest standard of care.

Laboratories Medical Director Barry Jacobs, M.D., and Administrative Director Joseph Vaccarelli were congratulated on the excellence of service at the labs at the hospital’s New Britain General campus and Bradley Memorial campus in Southington, and a lab the hospital operates at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain.

CAP inspectors examined each laboratory’s records, quality control of procedures, staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and overall management.

HCC’s laboratories are among 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide. For information on the hospital’s lab services, visit www.thocc.org/services/laboratory .