June 27, 2012
The Jasper County Hospital Laboratory has been notified by the Indiana State Department of Health of the results of a recent survey. The Laboratory was found to have no deficiencies and therefore recommended for CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certification for the next year.
"With so many areas within the Laboratory surveyed," states Beckie Courtright, MT/HEW, Jasper County Hospital Laboratory Manager, "the achievement of a deficiency free inspection is a great testament to the technicians who work in the Hospital's Laboratory. Without their hard work and dedication, the quality evidenced by the Indiana State Department of Health's survey would not be possible." Beckie continued, "We were especially pleased with the survey results given the recent move into the new Laboratory space at the Hospital. Achieving no deficiencies right after the move into the new area and making sure all instrument specifications were met was a wonderful accomplishment."
All laboratories that test human specimens for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of any disease must be inspected each year for adherence to CLIA standards. The Indiana State Department of Health reviews many aspects of a laboratory's functions and outcomes. Surveyors look at the annual test volume, all policies and procedures pertaining to the lab, patient testing values, turn around times and quality assurance. Also, surveyed are how personnel are trained, their credentials, and continuing education.
To learn more about laboratory tests performed at Jasper County Hospital, contact them at (219) 866-5141, extension 2071, or toll free, 1-888-511-5141, extension 2071.
To find out more information about Jasper County Hospital call (219) 866-5141, extension 2130.