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.
Mirza Teletović once again had a fantastic game in the win of the Brooklyn Nets over the Orlando Magic with 97:88.The captain of the B&H basketball team spent almost 29 minutes and made 20 points, of which four were three pointers at the Barclays Center.Video: http://youtu.be/4VsjnNLF4zoOf all the players on both teams, Teletović scored the most points. Mason Plumee and Joe Johnson made 17 points each.(Source: klix.ba)
Property developer Ross Makris is the richest man in Australia under the age of 40 according to the recent list in BRW magazine. The list was published on Thursday and Mr Makris is also the 25th richest man in the world under the age of 40 with a total net worth of $420 million. Ross Makris has unseated Queensland coal baron Nathan Tinkler as the richest Australian under 40. Since the age of 18 Mr Makris has been working by the side of his father Con Makris a first generation migrant from Greece. Con Makris holds the record of becoming the first Greek Australian billionaire. They amassed their fortune through property developments and own 11 shopping centres in Adelaide, and 2 in Melbourne and Sydney respectively. In the past Con Makris had also acquired the control of Greek soccer team Panachaiki. Ross Makris is not the only Greek Australian to make it on the list that includes the richest 100 under 40 from Australia. With a net worth of $90 million, 39 year old Napoleon Perdis is the second richest Greek Australian. Mr Perdis from Sydney, has built a cosmetics empire which is based in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The founder of IT company S Central which has merged with other companies to form Synergy Plus, 37 year old Peter Mavridis appears on the list with a total fortune of $62 million. The Greek Australian millionaire club of people under 40 is complimented by 31 year old Costas Anastasiadis founder and CEO of restaurant chain Crust Gourmet Pizza which is already counting 46 outlets. Mr Anastasiadis’ who was an aspiring professional soccer player was forced to return to Sydney after the serious illness of a family member and that’s how he started Crust Gourmet Pizza. His net worth is $39 million. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram