OSF Saint Anthony laboratory earns prestigious honor

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The laboratory at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center was recognized as one of the 41 longest accredited laboratories in the United States.

The College of American Pathologists announced the prestigious honor.

The CAP recognizes 41 laboratories for their standards of laboratory quality and proficiency testing.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the longest accredited laboratories in the country,” said Charles Brackett, OSF Saint Anthony director of Clinical Laboratory Services. “Our Mission Partners take great pride in the work they do. Our goal is to always provide quality and proficient testing in order to get our patients back to optimal health as quickly as possible.”

The CAP began its Laboratory Accreditation Program in 1964.