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The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Butler Memorial Hospital Main Laboratory, Butler, Pennsylvania based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The facility’s director, Robert B. Patterson, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Butler Memorial Hospital Main Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“We are very pleased to receive this recognition from the College of American Pathologists,” said Dr. Robert Patterson, BHS Medical Director of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire Laboratory Team. It is especially gratifying that this was achieved despite the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“The Laboratory Service at Butler Health System is state of the art and second to none,” said Ken DeFurio, BHS President & CEO. “It is a superb and foundational part of BHS. CAP accreditation, through a rigorous and thorough survey process, validates the excellent work performed by our outstanding team. We offer our thanks and congratulations to all BHS laboratory professionals, pathologists, and every member of the team.”

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.

During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspections examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.

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 patient’s pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, READ THE CAP ANNUAL REPORT at