Apr 19, 2024 Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists


Lakewood, NJ  The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded full accreditation to the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMSCC) Laboratory.

The CAP's Laboratory Accreditation Program is a unique, collaborative experience that fosters continuous improvement through on-site inspections occurring every two years. Recognized for rigorous and robust standards, CAP accreditation elevates quality and mitigates risk, an important way that laboratories can contribute to improved patient outcomes.

The facility’s medical director, Jasminka Balderacchi, MD, was advised of this global recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.MMCSC is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“Our team reflects the most recent best practices to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, explains Dr. Balderacchi, Department Chairperson. “Working with CAP, we elevate the quality of laboratory medicine with best-in-class solutions designed to ensure the best patient care.”

During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. These reviews help verify activities and reflect the most recent best practices.

MMCSC is committed to quality testing and high performance standards through a Laboratory Department staffed with nationally certified professionals utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation. The laboratory provides thousands of different diagnostic tests, from a standard blood count or urinalysis to the most cutting-edge, complex testing

Visit Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Laboratory and Pathology Services for more information.

About Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) is a fully accredited acute-care hospital located in Lakewood. An RWJBarnabas Health facility, MMCSC is a sister hospital to Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch. MMCSC Emergency Services include a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Unit (GEM) as well as a Pediatric Emergency Department. MMCSC introduced the first of its kind James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute to the region, which provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for older patients. MMCSC also offers convenient access to an array of outpatient services as well as the services of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center. MMCSC continues to expand its orthopedic surgical services program and offers the latest advances in total joint arthroplasty. RWJBarnabas Health and MMCSC, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – bring a world class team of researchers and specialists to provide close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. For more information about MMCSC, visit www.rwjbh.org/monmouthsouth.

About the College of American Pathologists

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, visit the CAP Newsroom, CAP.org and yourpathologist.org to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care.

Contact: Laurie Zalepka