The Laboratory at Garrett County Memorial Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in laboratories.

During the recent unannounced on-site survey, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the Hospital’s Laboratory for compliance with standards of care that directly affect the quality and safety of diagnostic services and patient care.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Garrett County Memorial Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Jennifer Rhamy, M.B.A., M.A., M.T. (ASCP) SBB, HP, Executive Director, Laboratory Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend GCMH for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Pictured, proudly displaying Garrett County Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory accreditation certificate are (l-r) Lori Peck, M.T., Hematology Section Chief, Alena Moore, M.L.T., Kayla Kyle, Phlebotomist, Lois Frazee, Director of Laboratory Services, Lacey Ashby, Phlebotomist and Tiffany Morris, Phlebotomist.

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