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BMH-UC earns AABB accreditation

BMH-UC earns AABB accreditation

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City has been granted re-accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks, according to Donald Hutson, administrator & CEO.
Re-accreditation followed an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and established that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within the facility met or exceeded the standards set by AABB. By successfully meeting those requirements Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City joins approximately 1,800 similar facilities across the United States and abroad that have earned AABB Accreditation.
“The AABB’s Accreditation procedures are voluntary and is in addition to the federally mandated inspections of the FDA and the State mandated inspections of the Tennessee Laboratory Licenses acts,” Hutson explained. “Since 1980, Baptist Union City has sought AABB Accreditation because this program assists facilities around the world in achieving excellence by promoting a level of professional and medical expertise that contributes to quality performance.”
AABB Accreditation is the designation of choice for blood banking, transfusion medicine, blood management, relationship testing, and cellular therapies because it demonstrates an organization’s commitment to advanced learning, continuous improvement and innovation by striving to sustain the highest possible level of patient care. AABB-accredited organizations are recognized by their peers as leaders in their field and as pivotal voices in the dialogue through which consensus-based, voluntary standards are developed and implemented.
AABB is an international non-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies. AABB sets standards, accredits facilities, publishes books and publications and produces educational programs to improve patient safety.
Published in The Messenger 1.30.08

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