Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Receives Accreditation from CAP

The Accreditation Committee of College of American Pathologists (CAP) again awarded accreditation to Caldwell Memorial Hospital Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine based on the result of the onsite inspection survey that is part of the CAP process of accreditation. Dr. George L. Nichols, Jr., chief of pathology at Caldwell, was congratulated for the excellent services being provided by Caldwell Memorial Hospital Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

During the survey process, department records and quality measures for the previous two years are reviewed alongside staff credentials, equipment and facilities, and the department’s safety record. Caldwell Memorial Hospital Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine again received this national recognition and is one of 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities around the world.

About College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, 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.  The College advocates accountable, high quality, and cost-effective patient care.  More information about the CAP can be found at

About Caldwell Memorial Hospital
A member of the nationally-recognized UNC Health Care System since May 1, 2013, Caldwell Memorial Hospital is the private, not-for-profit community hospital located in Lenoir, North Carolina. Since opening in January of 1951, it has continued to grow and change in order to meet the healthcare needs of its community. Anchored by a high-quality 110-bed acute care hospital and a provider network of more than sixty primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practice professionals, the mission of Caldwell Memorial Hospital is to provide safe, effective, compassionate care and to promote healthy lifestyles to its community.