Published on April 18, 2022

Laboratory Receives National Service Excellence Recognition

The laboratory of MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena was the most recent MyMichigan Health laboratory nationally recognized for service excellence. The honor comes from the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and was awarded based on the results of a recent on-site inspection by the CAP. The CAP is the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs.

The Medical Center in Alpena’s laboratory joins more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide, including MyMichigan laboratories in Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch, who also hold this prestigious honor. The CAP Accreditation Program is recognized by the U.S. federal government as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.

“This recognition is just one of the many examples of why our communities trust MyMichigan Health as their health care provider of choice,” said Cindy Fillmore, system director of laboratory services, MyMichigan Health, who added the week of April 24 -30, 2022, marks Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists.

Fillmore continued, “The inspectors require the highest standard of care for all lab patients. During the accreditation process, they review quality control records, staff qualifications and all operational policies and procedures. Receiving this recognition speaks to the excellent work of the laboratory team, who constantly strive for excellence, ensuring the health and safety of our patients and community.

MyMichigan Health laboratories are led by skilled technical personnel and phlebotomists, who utilize leading-edge technology, fully integrated allowing for rapid, high-quality results. With care close to home, convenient services may be scheduled and/or are available on a walk-in or basis, with a signed order from any provider or facility. Those interested in more information on MyMichigan Health laboratory locations, hours, phone numbers and driving directions, may visit www.mymichigan.org/locations and select Laboratories.

About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. www.cap.org.