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Published on September 13, 2011

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Julie Monzo
September 12, 2011
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Carolyn Barth
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The College of American Pathologists Selects Burlington Woman for Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—Denise K. Driscoll, MS, MT (ASCP)SBB, from Burlington, Wis., has been honored with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award at a ceremony held in Dallas on September 13, 2011, at CAP ’11 — THE Pathologists’Meeting™.

The award, established in honor of Major General Joseph M. Blumberg, MD, was given to Ms. Driscoll to recognize her significant contributions to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program.

“It is an honor to receive this award for work that is rewarding to me and makes a difference in the lives of patients,” said Ms. Driscoll, “I thank these individuals, colleagues, and members for their support, expertise, and passion to continue General Blumberg’s vision of making the LAP the worldwide laboratory accreditation gold standard.”

Ms. Driscoll not only contributes to the success and overall management of the program, but also worked to successfully establish the core processes to inspect and accredit more than 7,000 laboratories.

In addition to her extensive contributions to the College, Ms. Driscoll has served as an assessor and on the Education Committee with the American Association of Blood Banks, where she has been a member for more than 20 years. Before her employment with CAP, Ms. Driscoll worked as a lab manager and lab supervisor with the blood bank and apheresis of the University of Alabama Hospital and also as a blood bank sales representative with Immucor, Inc.

Ms. Driscoll received her BS in medical technology from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. She went on to receive her MS in clinical laboratory science with a specialty in blood bank technology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. As part of her MS, she conducted research on the investigation of post-therapeutic apheresis anemia.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.