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McLaren Bay Region Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Published on Thursday, January 04, 2018
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The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to McLaren Bay Region Laboratory, Bay City, Michigan based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

McLaren Bay Laboratory Medical Director Joseph Czaja, MD was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. McLaren Bay Region Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“We are committed to providing high quality laboratory services to our hospital and community. Maintaining CAP accreditation ensures that we are held to the very highest of industry standards,” said Dr. Czaja.

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 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 patients, 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

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at