Linden, N.J. (May 22, 2018) – Ammon Labs, the preferred drug testing laboratory by addiction treatment professionals and healthcare partners for over 20 years, announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Ammon Labs underwent a rigorous onsite survey between April 17th and April 18t. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with laboratory standards related to several areas, including document and process control, healthcare-associated conditions, risk reduction, and staff qualifications and competency. The surveyor also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995. More than 1,500 organizations, including laboratories in hospitals, reference labs, blood transfusion and donor centers, public health laboratories, and point-of-care test sites, currently maintain Laboratory Services Accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a two-year cycle.
“Our 20-year commitment to responsible business practices, full compliance and reliable testing results has ensured that our lab meets the most stringent standards set by the nation’s leading accreditation bodies,” said Evan Haupt, President of Ammon Labs. “This accreditation from the United States’ leading health care improvement and accrediting body speaks to the successful execution of this focus. Our work with organizations like The Joint Commission will ensure that our lab can continue to be a trusted partner by the nation’s leading addiction treatment and healthcare professionals for accurate, fast, and cost-effective results.”
“Joint Commission accreditation provides laboratories with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from specimen collection to result reporting,” added Heather Hurley, executive director of Laboratory Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Ammon Labs for its efforts to have laboratory services contribute and support the overall healthcare delivery system.”
The Joint Commission’s laboratory standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.