Thursday, August 5, 2010

College of American Pathologists Reaccredits Loyola Pathology Laboratory

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Medical Center's pathology laboratory has been reaccredited by the American College of Pathologists for another two-year period.

The federal government recognizes the college's Laboratory Accreditation Program as equal to or more stringent than the government's own inspection program. Inspectors look at the lab's records, quality control and procedures for the preceding two years. Inspectors also examine management, staff qualifications, equipment and facilities, safety program and record. Loyola's laboratory offers a complete range of technologies and services in anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology, using state-of-the-art technologies. Pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists consult on diagnoses and test results for hospital patients and outpatients throughout Loyola University Health System. The laboratory also provides specialized services, such as cytogenetics, dermatopathology, flow cytometry and ophthalmic pathology to physicians throughout the Chicago area.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.