Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Quality and safety

Our dedication to quality at Providence Heatlh & Services is reflected in our quality control, quality assuance and continuous quality improvement programs. All aspects of testing, from receipt of specimens to delivery of reports, undergo careful and specific inspection for precision, accuracy and timeliness.

Proficiency testing
Providence Laboratory Services participates in extensive proficiency testing, including the College of American Pathologists Survey Program.

Safety first
Providence Laboratory Services follows strict universal precautions in handling specimens. All specimens, regardless of their source, are treated as biohazardous material. All specimens are transported to the lab in transport bags, provided by the lab, that meet all recent guidelines for safety. Our couriers follow specified handling procedures and carry safety kits in their cars.
 

The Providence Advantage

Faster turnaround
We have skilled technicians who perform testing around the clock, seven days a week. We generate reports faster than larger, out-of-state labs, while still providing the same technological sophistication.

Better specimen integrity

The shipping process requires special care and extra time, which can sometimes compromise specimens. With Providence Laboratory Services, specimens are picked up by a local courier or are collected at a nearby draw station, so that the likelihood of contamination or deterioration is reduced.

Dependable accuracy

Providence does not place our specialists under the typical cost/volume pressures. Equipped with the latest technology and given the time to examine samples carefully, our experts consistenly deliver accurate results.

Trust

Providence Laboratory Services voluntarily participates in extensive accreditation programs, including the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and The Joint Commission. All Providence Health & Services laboratories are licensed under CLIA and accredited through either CAP or The Joint Commission, both of which hold deemed status under CLIA.

Laboratory Accreditation Certificates

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
    TJC Accreditation for PHRMH
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PHRMH
    Compliance letter for PHRMH

Providence Laboratory at The Oregon Clinic 
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for TOC
    Compliance letter for Portland Service Area

Providence Marion County Laboratory
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PMCL

Providence Medford Medical Center
    TJC Accreditation for PMMC 
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PMMC
    Compliance letter for PMMC

Providence Milwaukie Hospital
    TJC Accreditation for PMH 
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PMH 
    Compliance letter for Portland Service Area

Providence Newberg Medical Center
    TJC Accreditation for PNMC
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PNMC
    Compliance letter for PNMC

Providence Office Park
    CAP Accreditation for POP3
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for POP3
    Compliance letter for Portland Service Area

Providence Portland Medical Center
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PPMC POCT
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PPMC
    Compliance letter for Portland Service Area

Providence Seaside Hospital
   TJC Accreditation for PSH
   CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PSH
   Compliance letter for PSH

Providence St Vincent Medical Center
    CAP Accreditation for PSVMC
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PSVMC POCT
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PSVMC
    Compliance letter for Portland Service Area

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
    TJC Accreditation for PWFMC
    CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for PWFMC  
    Compliance letter for Portland Service Area