The Queen Anne’s Emergency Center Laboratory recently received accreditation by the American College of Pathologists (CAP). This accreditation – recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent that the government’s own inspection program – is a sign of the lab’s commitment to patient care and safety. The Queen Anne’s Emergency Center, which celebrated its one year anniversary this month, is a partnership between the University of Maryland Medical System and Shore Health System. Under the direction of Reinhardt O. Samuel, MD, PhD, vice chief of Pathology for Shore Health System, the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center lab is one of more than 7,000 CAP accredited laboratories worldwide.
In photo: From left are Michael D. D’Arcangelo, MT(ASCP), DLM, MS, MBA, Administrative Director, Colleen Davidson-Ronning, MT(AMT), Lead Technologist, Gary Shortall, MT(ASCP), SM, Laboratory Manager; Debbie Cahall, MLS (AMCP), Medical Technologist; Gaye Ann McHenry, MLT (ASCP), Medical Technologist;and Lisa Hill, MT (ASCP), Medical Technologist. Not pictured is Ronnie Seeley, MS, SC (ASCP), Chemistry Clinical Specialist at Dorchester General Hospital, who provided support to the QAEC staff in their preparations for the inspection.