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Delta Health Receives Accreditation From College of American Pathologists

Jan 22, 2018News

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Delta Health (Delta Health), Delta, Colorado based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The facility’s director, Dr. Michael Benziger, MD, FCAP, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Delta Health is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

“Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) sets the highest standards for Laboratory and Pathology Services in the Industry. Delta Health Laboratory continues to provide high level care for the patients of Delta County and surrounding areas. This is an excellent laboratory and one we can all be proud of,” said Dr. Benziger.

Jason Cleckler, Chief Executive Officer, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said: “This accreditation speaks to Delta Health’s commitment to providing quality health care services to the community we serve. Our lab provides state of the art services and is constantly focused on quality improvement and customer service. I’m proud of our lab team.”

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.

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 for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.

About Delta Health
Delta Health (Delta Health) is a 49 bed non-profit hospital located in beautiful southwestern Colorado. Established in 1913, Delta Health has been serving the region for over 100 years and has been named Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation for three years in a row.

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, read the CAP Annual Report at

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