WEDNESDAY, JULY 18: Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Department of Pathology has earned another three-year accreditation status from Joint Commission International (JCI).

BHB’s Department of Pathology is the only laboratory on-island with a full time pathologists, haematologist and microbiologist. It offers a full range of diagnostic tests, including blood and urine tests; examination of biopsies and specimens removed at time of surgery, cervical smears and other fluids for diseases such as cancer; haematology and blood transfusion services; microbiology and autopsy services. With over three million lab results produced each year, the department has 62 members of staff.

The Department utilizes the latest automated equipment, which assures efficiency and accuracy, and this year introduced a significant advance in diagnostic capability for cervical screening, called ThinPrep imaging system.

Kathy Stephens, Laboratory Manager commented: “We continue to seek accreditation from JCI because we want to provide the best care possible for our patients. Earning accreditation from JCI is another way to ensure excellence for people in Bermuda. Providing high quality care is a team effort and benefits not only patients, but gives employees a feeling of prestige to work in an accredited organization.”