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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Carroll Hospital Center medical laboratory receives accreditation

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-6836

Westminster, Md. – (February 12, 2013) — Carroll Hospital Center’s medical laboratory recently received accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) following an on-site inspection. This national designation recognizes the lab for meeting the highest standard of care for patients.

During the accreditation process, inspectors examined the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examined the laboratory’s equipment, staff qualifications, safety programs and records, and overall management.

Christopher Grove, M.D., Carroll Hospital Center’s chief of pathology and medical director of the medical laboratory, was congratulated by the CAP for the excellence of the services being provided at the hospital’s lab, one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community.  It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance.

In addition to inpatient laboratory services, Carroll Hospital Center also offers five outpatient medical laboratories throughout Carroll County. Located in Westminster, Eldersburg, Manchester, Hampstead and Taneytown, Carroll Hospital Center’s outpatient medical laboratories are staffed by experienced, licensed medical personnel who provide prompt and comprehensive services such as routine blood draws and urinalysis to both adults and children.

For more information on Carroll Hospital Center’s outpatient medical laboratory locations and services, please visit

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.