Mather Laboratory Again Accredited by The Joint Commission; Awarded Gold Seal of Approval for Healthcare QualityJanuary 3, 2011
Joint Commission standards address processes that follow laboratory specimens from collection to result reporting, focusing on the provision of high quality, safe laboratory services. These standards highlight the essential nature of laboratory services on the actual care and service delivery processes that contribute to and support the overall healthcare delivery system.
“It covers all phases of the laboratory in depth,??? Ernest Geiger, Administrative Director of Mather’s Laboratory, said of the Joint Commission procedure. Geiger said inspections by an accredited agency such as the Joint Commission are required in order to receive Medicaid or Medicare reimbursements.
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 18,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the
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