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North Port Laboratory Receives Nation’s Highest Accreditation

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The Sarasota Memorial ER & Healthcare Center Laboratory – located in the North Port Medical Plaza – has been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

The stringent inspection ensures the highest standard of care for laboratory patients. Specifically, the national designation recognizes excellence in facilities’ equipment, qualifications of staff, quality control and safety program, and sound management practices.

About Sarasota Memorial’s ER & Health Care Center in North Port
Sarasota Memorial’s ER & Health Care Center in North Port is one of five freestanding ERs in the state of Florida, and one of the state’s largest, with walk-in and ambulance entrances, trauma, triage and exam rooms and a 23-hour observation unit. It is open and staffed by Sarasota Memorial’s board-certified emergency medicine physicians and emergency care nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Attached to the ER, the companion health care center provides a full array of outpatient services, including imaging tests such as X-ray, ultrasound, digital mammography, CT and MRI scans, a clinical laboratory for diagnostic tests, rehabilitation/physical therapy programs, home health and other outpatient services.

About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than '17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. lt is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.

Date Published: January 28, 2010

Media Contact: Kim Savage
Phone: (941) 917-6271

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