Medical laboratories, in general, struggle with visibility. And laboratory professionals rarely get the recognition they deserve for the important work that they do. The Leading Laboratories program is on a mission to change that. This partnership between ASCP and The Joint Commission seeks to recognize excellence in laboratory practice, awarding the Leading Laboratories designation to labs with an exemplary focus on impacting quality patient outcomes.
On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts, Ms. Kelly Swails and Dr. Ali Brown, are joined by Ms. Barbara Caldwell, MS, MASCP, MLS(ASCP)SHCM, Former Administrative Director of Clinical Laboratory Services at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Maryland; Ms. Lynnette Chakkaphak, MS, MLS(ASCP), Director of Clinical Operations at Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida; and Ms. Diana Kremitske, MHA, MS, MLS(ASCP), Vice President of the Diagnostic Medicine Institute at Geisinger in Danville, Pennsylvania, to discuss the new Leading Laboratories program.
Ms. Caldwell, Ms. Chakkaphak, and Ms. Kremitske describe their involvement in the development of Leading Laboratories and explain how a laboratory earns the prestigious designation. Listen in to learn how to follow the program’s roadmap for building strong, successful medical laboratories across the country.
· The goal of the Leading Laboratories program and how a lab earns the prestigious designation
· What differentiates the Leading Laboratories designation from laboratory accreditation
· The four key components of the Leading Laboratories program
· How to compile and submit a portfolio of evidence to the Leading Laboratories program
· How the Leading Laboratories program addresses the workforce recruitment and retention crisis among pathologists and medical laboratory professionals
· How The Joint Commission’s involvement in Leading Laboratories impacts its visibility among executives in hospital C-suites
· How Leading Laboratories provides a roadmap to build stronger, more successful laboratories across the country
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