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WGH Lab Receives Accreditation from CAP

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

The facility’s laboratory director, Dr. Roy W. Kirchberg was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.  WGH’s Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. 

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, inspectors 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 leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.  The CAP’s Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently have customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,700 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide.  Find more information about the CAP at cap.org. 

WGH Welcomes Dr. Levi McDaniel

Wabash General Hospital’s President and CEO, Jay Purvis, is pleased to announce Dr. Levi McDaniel will be joining the WGH staff in September.   

Edwards County native, Dr. McDaniel completed his medical school at University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky in 2013.  He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago this summer. 

Also in September, Dr. Narendra Anadkat’s privately owned practice, Wabash Primary Care Associates, will be transitioning to Wabash General Hospital’s Primary Care.  Dr. McDaniel will be joining Dr. Anadkat and Dr. Thomas Selby in the Wabash General Hospital’s Primary Care office at 1123 Chestnut Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  Dr. McDaniel will start seeing patients on September 15, 2016.  Please contact 618-263-4376 to schedule an appointment.

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