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Niagara Health shows excellence in Laboratory Medicine with Accreditation in Diagnostics

Posted Jun 2nd, 2021

Niagara Health’s Laboratory Medicine Program (LMP) has received the highest accreditation award by Accreditation Canada Diagnostics for all five lab sites for the second time in a row.

Accreditation is a mark of excellence acknowledged around the world.

“This recognition from Accreditation Canada highlights the hard work and dedication of our laboratory staff and pathologists who have stepped up in ways never before seen this past year,” says Dr. Satish Chawla, Regional Chief of Pathology at Niagara Health. “We look forward to continuing to provide world-class laboratory services to the Niagara region.”

A wide variety of laboratory services exist at Niagara Health including hematology, coagulation, clinical chemistry, surgical pathology, cytology, autopsy service and transfusion medicine. This past year, the team also processed over 10,000 COVID-19 tests to support the COVID-19 response in the region.

To receive accreditation, an inspection was conducted by Accreditation Canada Diagnostics from November 16-20, 2020. The accreditation certification spans a four-year period.

“I am proud to be working with such a skilled and dedicated team of professionals who make these achievements possible,” says Dr. Suhas Joshi, Regional Medical Director of Pathology at Niagara Health. “For our team, receiving this recognition highlights our commitment and dedication towards high quality and excellence in patient care.”

Visit our website for more information on our Laboratory Medicine Program.

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