Posted on: 3/7/2016
We are thrilled to report that the mid-cycle assessment of our laboratories in Burnaby and Victoria by the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) found that both remain ISO 15189:2012 compliant, with noted improvements from the full assessment that took place in 2014. This assessment recognizes our commitment and dedication to high quality laboratory testing that directly benefits the patients and healthcare providers we serve.
The IQMH is Canada's largest provider of medical laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing that evaluates the medical diagnostic testing system according to international standards. Accreditation to ISO 15189 by the IQMH Centre for Accreditation is a mark of excellence recognized around the world.
ISO 15189:2012 is the International Organization for Standardization's accreditation for medical laboratories and is considered the global standard of excellence for medical laboratories. It is recognized worldwide as containing important quality provisions that, when followed, can minimize the risk of compromising outcomes resulting from insufficient quality management and governance.
Please visit the IQMH website here to learn more about accreditation to ISO 15189.
From L - R: Haleh Bahrami, Director, Lab Operations, Kim Alves (in front), Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Terri McCaskill (behind), Manager, Technical Quality, Phillip Morehouse, Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Dr. Michael Kelly, BC Medical Director, Ayaz Makrod, IQMH Staff Technologist, Sherri Beckner, IQMH Assessor, and Colette Swift, IQMH Lead Assessor