North Shore Hospital lab receives recognition
North Shore Hospital Lab Supervisor Jennifer Backstrom was
happy to report that the hospital’s lab and her staff received zero
citations after the College of American Pathologists (CAP) inspection
on May 1 – 2, 2012.
Backstrom gave her report to the North Shore Hospital board on May 24.
“It is difficult for a hospital of any size to pass with no
citations, and the laboratory staff should be commended. I hope you
brag about them,” said Dr. Jon Steinhauer, a Duluth doctor who works
with the lab and its staff.
CAP inspectors tour the world inspecting labs, said Backstrom. The
inspector for the Cook County North Shore hospital had just come back
from Tokyo, and told Backstrom that it’s rare for a lab to be found
“”We have a real committed staff who have real high standards,”
The hospital board commended Backstrom and her crew for their