Blood Bank reaccredited by AABB, CAP
The Roger Williams Medical Center Blood Bank has been reaccredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for a two year period following a survey on September 13 and 14. Roger Williams’ participation in the AABB and the CAP accreditation program represents a strong commitment to quality outcomes and patient safety. The assessors specifically commented that staff was committed to their work and enjoyed working for Roger Williams. They also noted that policies and processes were well-organized, and that the organization is well-maintained and interacts very well with the Blood Bank. The joint AABB/CAP inspection process is rigorous and is focused on quality and the operational systems assessment is designed to encourage innovation in quality improvement. Thank you to the entire staff with special recognition for Gina Conti, MLS(ASCP)CM, Blood Bank Supervisor, Maria Tavares, MLS (ASCP), Senior Medical Technologist, Pamela DiQuattro, MLS(ASCP), Blood Bank Technologist, and Dr. Joseph Sweeney, medical director of the Blood Bank.