ADA — The Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently announced the medical laboratory at Valley View Regional Hospital has been awarded accreditation based on the results of an on-site inspection completed June 8. Valley View Laboratory, under the direction of Larry W. Cartmell Sr., M.D., is recognized for providing quality laboratory services.

Valley View Laboratory is one of a select group of labs that has been evaluated and found to be in compliance with the CAP accreditation standards — rigorous laboratory standards designed to help ensure quality care. The CAP’s program is the most respected and recognized laboratory accreditation program in the world and has long been considered the “gold standard” against which others are measured.

Valley View Laboratory is also home to one of four Medical Technology/ Clinical Laboratory Science programs in Oklahoma. The program has been in continuous operation since 1954 and prepares students for medical technologist/ clinical laboratory careers in a wide variety of settings.

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