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Welcome to ASHI's Accreditation Program!

  

 

 

ASHI's Accreditation Review Board

Front row (all rotating off in September): David Partlow, Chantale Lacelle, Siva Kanangat, Chris Bryan, Linda Buckert, Karen Pierce

Back row: Paul Warner, Marian Tamondong-Reside, Brett Loehmann,
Melissa Weeks (staff), Dean Sylvaria, Myra Coppage, Cal Stone,
Zahra Kashi, Nancy Higgins, Lorita Rebellato-de Vente

Not shown:  Smaroula Dilioglou and Nicole Court

 


Please click here for the ASHI Learning Builder Site (currently accredited laboratory applications, interim reports, and inspection procedures.) If you need login assistance please contact Melissa Weeks.

Inspectors: Download the exit interview form, to accompany the deficiency report.

Click here for travel expense reimbursement information.

Laboratories, click here for the primary PT provider form.

 

Accredited Laboratories

The list of ASHI Accredited laboratories is published by ASHI. Laboratories are listed in alphabetical order by state. Contact information for each laboratory is provided as well as categories in which they are accredited. Updates and clarifications to this list may be addressed to Melissa (McElroy) Weeks, ASHI Accreditation Manager.

  

Forms and Documentation

Operations Manual

The operation and activities of the Accreditation Review Board are reviewed at several levels. These include ASHI Board of Directors and CMS. Because of the deemed status agreements with CMS, NMDP and UNOS, procedures and policies of the ARB must be submitted for review and approval. As a result a detailed Operations Manual was created to provide a single source document for all activities of the ARB. Questions and clarifications pertaining to this manual may be addressed to Melissa (McElroy) Weeks, ASHI Accreditation Manager.

Standards

    2014 ASHI Standards with Guidance
    2014 ASHI Standards with Guidance (redline version)
    2014 ASHI Standards Revisions Summary
    Attachment A

 

Get Accredited

 

Accreditation Application

Click on the links below to download forms. Forms are in a PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat reader. 

Application Packet Updates

Application packets are all online. When your laboratory cycle comes due, the Accreditation Manager will send your laboratory an email with a link to the application online, a password, and instructions. The information that you enter online will be stored in a database for years. This information creates a historical record of each laboratory's applications and will serve as the template for future application packets. Future packets will require only changes and updates to the stored information.

Accreditation Cycles


Each laboratory is assigned a cycle which will not change from year to year. Thus, deadlines remain constant within each cycle. New laboratories are assigned to a specific cycle based on when their application is submitted for review. 

ARB Appeals Process

Accreditation Process

Application Packet Forms

New Applications Packet / Renewal Application Packet
Documentation
The following forms are examples of what is required for all laboratories seeking renewal Accreditation from ASHI, during the on-site cycle of their Accreditation. To set up a new laboratory application, please contact ASHI's Accreditation Manager, Melissa Weeks (mweeks@ahint.com) for assistance.

Accreditation Review Program On-Site Application Instructions (Adobe PDF)
Accreditation Program Inspector Standards and Guidance (Adobe PDF)

Interim Packet Forms

Documentation

The following forms are required for all laboratories renewing their ASHI Accreditation during the off cycle or interim years of the two-year Accreditation cycle. To set up a new interim application, please contact ASHI's Accreditation Manager, Melissa Weeks (mweeks@ahint.com) for assistance.

Accreditation Review Program Interim Application Instructions (Adobe PDF)
Accreditation Program Inspector Standards and Guidance (Adobe PDF)
Including the most recent ASHI Standards for Histocompatibility Testing

 

Validation Checklist 

 

History

Click here for a detailed history of the accreditation program. 

Inspection

Inspectors: Download the exit interview form here, to accompany the deficiency report.

Inspection Schedule

The Joint Commission has a policy of releasing certain organization-specific information to the public. One such item is the date(s) of the biennial on-site inspection (survey). This list provides the time frames in which specific laboratories are inspected.

Inspector Training

Click here for more information.

 

Questions? 

Contact the Accreditation Manager:
Melissa Weeks
(651) 202-3637
Fax: (651) 305-3838
mweeks@ahint.com

 

Review Board 

Who is my ASHI-ARB Commissioner? CLICK HERE to view all 2016-2017 ARB Commissioners, Co-Chairs, and supplementary members. 

The first 2 digits of your ASHI laboratory accreditation number indicate what region (non-geographic) you are in. Commissioners are listed in the above link by region. For example: if your ASHI number starts with 12-1-NY-01-1, then your commissioner is in region 12.

Program Director (2017)

Dean R. Sylvaria, BS, CHS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Histocompatibility Laboratory
330 Brookline Avenue, RW-0763
Boston, MA 02215
Business Phone: (617) 667-3505
FAX Number: (617) 667- 3512
Email: dsylvari@bidmc.harvard.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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