The Laboratory Department of the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital was recently awarded accreditation by the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks).
The accreditation process includes an intensive on-site assessment by specialists from the AABB to ensure the Lab meets or exceeds the technical and administrative performance requirements to be accredited.
“The hospital staff welcomes external inspections to continue our high standard of excellent patient care,” said Lieutenant Adrian Gaskin, the hospital’s Laboratory Officer.
The AABB’s Accreditation Program contributes to the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood products. The Accreditation Program assesses the quality and operational systems in place within a facility. The basis for assessment is to be in compliance with AABB standards, Code of Federal Regulations, and other regulatory standards.
“ Our Laboratory Department and staff have established a level of technical and administrative performance meeting and exceeding the standards set forth by AABB. By successfully meeting these requirements, the Laboratory staff joins similar civilian and military facilities located throughout the United States and around the world that have also earned an AABB Accreditation,” said Gaskin.