The American Mission Hospital has become the first private hospital in Bahrain to receive the coveted College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation.
It is now second in the country, after King Hamad University Hospital, to earn this prestigious accreditation which is given only when stringent CAP quality standards are met.
“The accreditation is coveted by medical labs across the world, because it gives global recognition of the high-quality standards employed in their operations, and also of the continuous improvements made in the systems,” explained Dr George Cheriyan, AMH’s corporate CEO.
“We are, therefore, proud that our hospital lab systems went through CAP’s rigorous assessments before getting this accreditation.”
The accreditation was received for AMH’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, led by Dr Sixto Elmar Villena, department head, and Zakiya Al Hamawi, lab manager.
“Our hospital, and especially our pathology department head, manager and the lab team, have always ensured that the equipment we use, the tests we conduct, and the reports we produce, through all our processes meet global standards,” added group CEO Julia Tovey.
The CAP accreditation programme follows a peer inspection model, combined with annual checklist updates and year-round education, strengthens each laboratory’s ability to deliver high-quality service that ensures the best patient care possible.