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The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Silver Cross Hospital’s  Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Program.

Silver Cross Hospital’s Lab is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide to receive this national recognition for the excellent services it provides to its patients. 

Photo caption: Doctors Cagatay Ersahin, Samer Dola and Umesh Kapur are pathologists with Comprehensive Pathology Services at Silver Cross Hospital, whose laboratory recently received the gold standard for laboratory accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

“On behalf of my colleagues, Dr. Cagatay Ersahin and Dr. Umesh Kapur, and the entire Silver Cross Hospital Laboratory staff, we are honored to receive such prestigious recognition from the College of American Pathologists,” said Dr. Samer Dola, Medical Director of Pathology Services at Silver Cross Hospital. “By receiving the CAP accreditation, which is the gold standard for international accreditation, Silver Cross has proven its commitment to providing exceptional quality healthcare to our patients.” 

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program. During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. 

“During the two years preparing for the CAP inspection, the pathologists and lab staff at Silver Cross utilized their vast expertise as they collaborated to create hundreds of new procedures and standards to improve quality and safety processes in the laboratory,” said Cindy Sporleder, Quality and Safety Lead for Laboratory Services at Silver Cross Hospital.  

“Since 70% of health care decisions are guided by laboratory test results, having a CAP accredited laboratory that provides quality trusted results is a vital resource for area residents,” said Dr. Dola. 

About Silver Cross Laboratory Services

Silver Cross Hospital’s full service laboratory, accredited by The Joint Commission, provides comprehensive services with the latest technologies to ensure accurate and timely test results. The laboratory team consists of board-certified pathologists and certified laboratory scientists and technicians.  Services available include: anatomic pathology, surgical pathology, cytopathology, gynecological cytology, non-gynecological cytology, frozen sections and bone marrow aspirations, clinical pathology, blood gas analysis, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunology, microbiology, urinalysis, virology and transfusion services. 

Patients can conveniently valet their vehicles at any of the Silver Cross Outpatient Testing Center entrances. Then after a quick walk to the Outpatient Testing Center, their blood draw or test is completed in a few brief moments.  If you need an appointment for a blood draw please click SCHedule NOW to be directed to our on-line appointment scheduling application. If you have a physician order for laboratory testing, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 815-300-1063. 

About Comprehensive Pathology Services

Samer Dola, M.D.

Medical Director of Pathology Services at Silver Cross Hospital. Dr. Dola earned his Medical Degree at the University of Damascus, Syria.  He was Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA, before his residency in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.  His Hematopathology Fellowship was at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.  Dr. Dola is certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology as well as Hematopathology.  Dr. Dola's interest and expertise include flow cytometry, cytogenetics, FISH analysis, and molecular diagnostics, as well as morphologic evaluation of bone marrow material and lymph nodes. 

Cagatay Ersahin, M.D.

Dr. Ersahin is a graduate of Ege University Medical School, Turkey. He earned his PhD. in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood IL, where he also completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.  In addition he completed a Fellowship in Breast and Gynecological Pathology at Magee-Women's Hospital/University of Pittsburg, PA.  He has many areas of interest and has lectured, written and published extensively. In addition to Breast and Gynecological Pathology, his areas of interest include Head and Neck, Lung, and Gastrointestinal Pathology. 

Umesh Kapur, M.D.

Dr. Kapur is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, New Dehli, India. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, where he was chief resident (2006-2007), and a Fellowship in Cytopathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  He joins us from Loyola University where he was Assistant Professor in Pathology for several years and practiced General Surgical Pathology, specializing in Cytology and Gastrointestinal Pathology. He is author and coauthor of numerous publications and book chapters, and maintains membership in Several Pathology Societies.  His areas of interest include cytopathology, gastrointestinal and liver pathology.



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