The Summer 2012 cycle includes programs that will have site visits during Spring 2012 and will be placed on the agenda for the Summer 2012 meeting of the review committees. Recommendations from the committees will be acted upon by the Board in Fall 2012.

On November 4, 2011, NAACLS offered its latest workshop, “Preparing for Accreditation: Process, Standards, and Resources.” This workshop was held at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, and was presented to 65 people by Maria E. Delost, PhD, MT(ASCP) and Cecelia W. Landin, EdD, MT(ASCP). Dr. Delost and Dr. Landin are both […]

NAACLS is thrilled to announce Jerry Phipps as its new Board of Directors President. Mr. Phipps is a Pathologists’ Assistant and has been a faculty member at the University of Florida – College of Medicine Department of Pathology in Gainesville, Florida, for 26 yrs. Jerry and his wife, Janet, have been married for 34 years […]

As mentioned before, the NAACLS News is going through some changes. After this issue the NAACLS News will be using a blog format in order to deliver more consistent content. Obviously NAACLS News will feature new articles, but we will also be able to organize older articles, making them easier for you to access. Over […]

NAACLS has been working towards revision of the core and unique Standards for Accreditation and Approval for nearly two years. A previous CEO’s Corner (New Directions – Same Values, Volume 106, Fall 2010) outlined the Board of Directors’ vision for the revised Standards that includes a focus on outcomes, fewer requirements for documenting resources and […]

NAACLS is seeking candidates for our Board of Directors and Programs Review Committees. The following positions will be open in 2012: Board of Directors Two Year Educator Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) MLS Educator (x2) MTL Educator DMS Educator CG Educator PathA Practitioner Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC) CA Educator PHLEB Educator PHLEB Practitioner […]

Vanessa Jones Johnson, MBA, MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA), is the Program Director of the MLS Program at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is an MLS Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP). Susan M. Orton, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP), D(ABMLI) is an Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, School of Medicine […]

At the September 23, 2011 meeting of the NAACLS Board of Directors, in addition to accreditation and approval awards recommended by the RCAP and PARC, the following actions were taken:

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