Rutland Regional Medical Center has been granted accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP), according to Mike Dowdy, Director of Public Relations.Accreditation for AABB follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained assessors and establishes that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by the AABB. By successfully meeting those requirements, Rutland Regional Medical Center joins approximately 2,000 similar facilities across the United States and abroad that have earned AABB Accreditation.“The AABB’s Accreditation procedures are voluntary,” Dowdy explained. “Rutland Regional Medical Center has sought AABB Accreditation because this program assists facilities around the country in achieving excellence by promoting a level of professional and medical expertise that contributes to quality performance.”Since 1958, the AABB has been engaged in the accreditation of blood banks and transfusion services. The Accreditation Program assists blood banks and transfusion services in determining whether methods, procedures, personnel knowledge, equipment and the physical plant meet established requirements. The minimum requirements for accreditation of blood banks and transfusion services are based primarily on the AABB’s Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. These standards not only reflect the level of professional proficiency for blood banks and transfusion services in the United States, but also provide the basis for practice in similar facilities around the world.Established in 1947, the AABB is the international association of community blood centers, hospital blood banks and transfusion and transplantation services. Individual members include health care professionals in blood banking and transfusion medicine. Its member facilities are responsible for collecting virtually all of the nation’s blood supply and for transfusing more than 80 percent of the blood used for patient care in the United States. The AABB sets standards, assesses and accredits blood collection and transfusion facilities, and provides continuing education and information.RRMC LABORATORY RECIEVES ACCREDITATION FROM COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTSRutland Regional Medical Center’s Laboratory has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.Dr. Victoria Bessinger, the laboratory’s medical director, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the “excellence of the services being provided.” Rutland Regional Medical Center Laboratory is one of the more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide.The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960’s is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. Participation is voluntary, and only a small percentage of all the medical laboratories in the country are CAP certified.Inspectors examine the records and quality control of the laboratory for the preceding two years, as well as the education and qualifications of the total staff, the adequacy of the facilities, the equipment, laboratory safety, and laboratory management to determine how well the laboratory is serving the patient.The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the worlds. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.
LocalNews DHTA strongly condemns recent violent attacks on visitors by: – February 16, 2012 9 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Present and past DHTA Presidents, current president Ms Yvonne Armour standing to the far right on the front row.The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association has expressed deep concern and has categorically condemned recent violent attacks on visitors to the island.In a press release the DHTA notes that not only are these attacks an “affront to the common decency of all Dominicans”, it can potentially negatively affect the tourism sector.“The actions of a few threaten not only the Tourism Sector and our economy, but the very fabric of our society. We call on all Dominicans to join the DHTA in expressing indignation and to play their part in addressing the issue at hand.”The organization also held a meeting last evening and invited former presidents of the Association to provide “a historical perspective and to chart a way forward to address crime”According to the press release, the members “expressed a sense of outrage and called for an urgent action plan”.The members have decided on an action plan and the first step which the Association will take is “to encourage Bi-Partisan support for a resolution to be tabled in Parliament on the 16th February 2012, expressing outrage on the part of Parliament and calling for urgent action by all political parties”.The release also noted that “the DHTA is unified and committed to working with all stakeholders in tackling crime” and therefore calls on “all Dominicans to be vigilant in the struggle to preserve the peaceful and friendly image of our Nature Island”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet
SILVER BAY, Minn. – The second year of IMCA.TV, the Official Network of IMCA Racing, kicks it up a notch with an impressive schedule of 70-plus races from all over the United States and Canada with a number available included in Monthly Subscription.A refresh of the service is set for June 20. The primary focus of the service will be hardcore IMCA racing coverage including full shows and feature races.In an effort to make live streaming more affordable to fans, a number of races will be included in the standard monthly subscription rate of only $19.99. Current subscribers will be locked in at the lower 2015 rate until the event they cancel.IMCA.TV coverage schedule includes a combination of all the big events, historic racing series, new shows and weekly racing tracks that dot the racing landscape. Fans will be able to catch the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, Duel in the Desert, Nights of Stars, Dakota Classic Modified Tour, Harris Clash, Cheesehead Triple Crown, Frost Busters, national banquet and much more.The momentum for the IMCA.TV service continues to build after parent company X.CELERATED recently agreed to a multi year extension with IMCA.“We are ecstatic that fans of IMCA will have one home to watch our events in 2016 and beyond,” stated IMCA President Brett Root. “After a year of learning and understanding the interests of our viewing audience, the service has been revised to include a wide selection of IMCA events, a focus on racing footage and much more complete resource promoting the IMCA tracks, racers, series, and the sanctioning body in one spot.”All the events on IMCA.TV will be showcased with stunning TV-style production including multiple cameras, interviews, segments, and instant replay. Select events will be available in Standard Definition or High Definition (HD) streaming.Events will be available with a monthly subscription or premium pay per view. In addition, all IMCA.TV scheduled events will be highlighted exclusively on IMCA.TV official social media channels for fans to enjoy.To get connected Follow/Like/Subscribe to @WATCHIMCA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. To get more information on IMCA.TV visit: www.imca.tv . ORDER TODAY: WWW.IMCA.TV #IMCATV16 Where America Comes to Watch Races.
WATCH US LIVE First Published: 5th September, 2020 12:27 IST LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Six members of the Argentina national rugby have tested positive for COVID-19.The players are asymptomatic and have been placed in managed isolation, the Argentina Rugby Union said in a statement Friday. It named the players as Emiliano Boffelli, Juan Cruz Mallia, Bautista Delguy, Bautista Pedemonte, Rodrigo Fernandez Criado and Lucas Bur.“After completing a new round of … tests in order to minimize the risk of contagion and be able to start the health bubble, the results yielded six positive cases of COVID-19 in the campus,” the statement said.The announcement casts further doubt on whether the four-nation Rugby Championship, involving Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, will take place this season.Southern hemisphere rugby body Sanzaar hoped the tournament might be able to go ahead in New Zealand between Nov. 7 and Dec. 12.South Africa is already considered unlikely to participate because of a lack of domestic rugby to prepare players for the test series.(Image Credit Pixabay) SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENT Last Updated: 5th September, 2020 12:27 IST Six Argentina Rugby Players Test Positive For COVID-19 Six members of the Argentina national rugby have tested positive for COVID-19. FOLLOW US