Vermont Business Magazine Members of the Laboratory team at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), gathered in celebration of their recent reaccreditation. The lab has two accrediting agencies, the New York State Department of Health and College of American Pathologists (CAP). Both agencies reaccredited the lab in late 2018 and early 2019.
“Meeting the high standards of our accrediting organizations is one way that we show our commitment to quality patient care,” said Marianne DeMarco, MD, the department’s medical director. “I am very proud of our dedicated team of lab professionals and the work they do every day to ensure that we meet and surpass these important standards.”
Sitting, left to right, are Cherie Jacobs, Kim Lafontaine, and Barb Faulkner. Standing, left to right, are Keith DeHaas, Tom Gallina, Erik Rhebb, Robin Lafountain, Karrie Taylor, Lisa Taber, Samantha Hartman, Terry Downey, Margaret Comar, Dr. Marianne Demarco, Pauline Violette, and Karen Bond. SVMC photo
During the CAP accreditation process, which is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine laboratory records and quality control procedures for the preceding 2 years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
The Lab and Pathology Departments of SVMC are located inside Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. The Lab is open for patients to have blood drawn 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 7 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. For information about the Lab at SVMC, call 802- 442-6361.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit svhealthcare.org.
Source: BENNINGTON, VT—February 5, 2019—Southwestern Vermont Health Care