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Wednesday October 20th, 2010 :: 05:20 p.m. PDT

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Hi-Desert Medical Center Receives Laboratory Re-Accreditation

Hi-Desert Medical Center Receives
Laboratory Re-Accreditation


Joshua Tree, CA—Hi-Desert Medical Center has been awarded re-accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.

The laboratory’s medical director, W. Stephen Bush, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the “excellence of the services being provided.” Hi-Desert Medical Center is one of the more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, as well as the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of Board-certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.

Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District is comprised of 179 licensed beds: the Hi-Desert Medical Center, a modern, 59-bed primary care hospital, and the Continuing Care Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. Along with a wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, the District also operates the Airway Outpatient Center—a full-service surgery and diagnostic center, the Behavioral Health Centre—an intensive mental health program, and family health clinics—providing medical specialists for Medi-Cal patients. Home health and hospice and a variety of community education and outreach services are also provided.



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For more information:


Joe Ruddon
Marketing & Business Development
Hi-Desert Medical Center
6601 White Feather Road
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
760/366-6322
FAX: 760/366-6323

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6601 White Feather Rd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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