[Histonet] FW: Joint Commission seeks NSH Member Response

Feher, Stephen sfeher <@t> CMC-NH.ORG
Wed Oct 13 09:39:46 CDT 2010

Hey Histonetters.  How about all of us getting involved in providing
some input to the Joint Commission on their accreditation standards with
regard to Histopathology.  Apparently, there has not been a great
response from the histology community to this request.  This is our
opportunity to impact the way we are looked at by this accreditation


From: Carrie Diamond [mailto:carrie <@t> nsh.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:28 PM
To: Feher, Stephen
Subject: Joint Commission seeks NSH Member Response

Dear Stephen:

The Joint Commission is requesting your response to the new standards'
revisions, especially in the area of histopathology. 

The Joint Commission Laboratory Accreditation Program recently revised
the existing laboratory accreditation standards and developed new
standards in several specialty areas.  These changes were made in
response to feedback from customer surveys conducted in the fall of
2009, as well as an expert panel review in collaboration with the ASCP.
More information on these revisions and the field review response
process, please visit:


The changes in these standards will directly impact the day to day
activities for Joint Commission accredited laboratories.  Participation
in this survey gives you the opportunity to have an influence on your
accreditation standards and elements of performance.  


The survey was opened on Sept. 8, 2010 and will be available until
October 20, 2010.  At this time, the Joint Commission has received very
few responses for the histopathology section, so we are asking for your
help to spread the word and to gather responses for the survey.


Thank you,


Carrie Diamond, Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors



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