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April 5, 2011 – Harris, N.Y. – The Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Laboratory has been named 2011 Lab of the Year by Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO) magazine.

MLO is a national publication with more than 48,000 subscribers. Each year, MLO sponsors the Lab of the Year competition, which is open to all medical labs across the United States. The criteria for being chosen Lab of the Year is based on customer service, contributions to patient care, teamwork, productivity, efficiency, quality control, innovation and creativity.

“This award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the Laboratory staff here at CRMC,” said Dr. Joseph Napolitano, Medical Director of CRMC’s Laboratory. “It confirms the staff’s belief that the people of Sullivan County deserve the best medical care.”

“We are extremely excited and honored to receive this prestigious designation from MLO magazine,” said Steven Ruwoldt, CEO of Catskill Regional Medical Center. “To receive national recognition is not only a testament of our Lab’s dedication to excellence and hard work, but also to our mission of improving the health of our community by providing exceptional health care.”

CRMC’s Laboratory is fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Joint Commission and by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). Last year, the CRMC Lab performed more than 1 million tests to help diagnose and treat illness. The Lab is also very active in the community by sponsoring a variety of events. CRMC hosts monthly blood drives in collaboration with the American Red Cross and is a co-sponsor of the Annual Thunder 102 “Blood Bowl” in January.

For more information on the CRMC Lab, please visit or call 794-3300 extension 2198. To view the complete article from Medical Laboratory Observer magazine, click here.


CRMC Lab Staff

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