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Quality Assurance and Accreditation

CQI Programs Office

The Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Programs Office in the Department of Pathology was established in 1999 to maintain standardization of quality guidelines and auditing procedures for all areas performing patient care testing within the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Certification & Accreditation

All clinical lab testing locations under Johns Hopkins Medical Laboratories (JHML) are subject to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA '88). The Johns Hopkins Medical Laboratories maintain current CLIA, Maryland State Licenses, as well as accreditation by The College of American Pathologists.

If you have questions regarding the licensing for the Johns Hopkins Labs please contact the
CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) Programs Office in Department of Pathology at 410-955-2658.

Please refer to the listings provided below for accreditation and license information for each of the Johns Hopkins Medical Laboratories.

JHH Laboratories


These certificates apply to the following JHH laboratories:

  • Autopsy
  • Blood Gas
  • Cell Therapy Laboratory
  • Chemistry
  • Chlamydia
  • Coagulation
  • Cytopathology
  • Diagnostic Immunology
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Hemapheresis and Transfusion Service
    • - Donor and Transfusion Services
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
    • Bacteriology
    • Mycobacteriology
    • Mycology
    • Parasitology
    • Virology
    • Molecular Microbiology
  • Point-of-Care (Moderate Complexity)
  • Prenatal Cytogenetics
  • Special Chemistry
  • Transfusion Medicine/Blood Bank
  • Urinalysis
  • Surgical Pathology
    • Routine Histology and Special Stains
    • ImmunoPathology
  • Toxicology

JHU Laboratories


These certificates apply to the following JHU laboratories:

  • Surgical Pathology
    • Electron Microscopy Lab
    • Immunofluorescence Microscopy Lab
    • Reference Histology
  • Molecular Pathology Cancer Cytogenetics
  • Reference Molecular Microbiology
  • Reference Chemistry
  • HIV Clinical Research Laboratory
  • Surgical Pathology Labs (Neurology Dept)
    • Neuromuscular Histopathology
    • Cutaneous Nerve

Point-of-Care Testing


These certificates apply to the Point-of-Care Testing (Waived) at Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Waived Testing and Provider Performed Microscopy

JH Medical Laboratory at Green Spring Station

JH Imaging at White Marsh

Contact Us

CQI Staff Contact Information

  • Hazel V. Richardson, MSIS
    Director of Quality Management
    Office of Continuous Quality Improvement
    Reed Hall Bldg., Room 307

  • Jody Hooper, M.D.
    Deputy Director, Quality, Safety, and Service

  • Natalie Wallace, MT (ASCP)
    Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Sharon Cherie, MT (ASCP)
    Quality Assurance Technologist

  • Meredith Hurston, MT (ASCP)
    Quality Assurance Technologist

  • Marian Turpin
    Staff Assistant

  • Bonnie Hammond
    Quality Assurance Specialist

General Contact Information

CQI Programs Office
Department of Pathology
1620 McElderry Street, Room 308
Phone: 410-955-2658
Fax: 410-614-7475