Cabell Huntington Hospital achieves AANEM laboratory accreditation

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Cabell Huntington Hospital, a member of Mountain Health Network, has received Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). The hospital first achieved AANEM accreditation in 2018.

“Earning AANEM accreditation demonstrates clinical excellence in electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine,” said Paul Ferguson, MD, FAAN, medical director of the CHH electromyography (EMG) laboratory, Marshall Health neurologist and professor and chair of the neurology department at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “The value of this designation means patients can be assured they are receiving care from one of the best diagnostic testing facilities in the region.”

The AANEM established laboratory accreditation criteria for EDX laboratories to ensure patients receive quality medical care in a safe environment. Laboratory accreditation provides patients, referral sources and payers with a credible measure to differentiate the laboratory’s quality of care. The accreditation standards evaluate the diagnostic services and clinical operations essential to providing quality patient care, which include:

  • Clinical staff qualifications and continuing education
  • Physical facilities
  • EDX equipment
  • Protocols for performing EDX studies
  • Patient reports
  • Policies for ensuring the health and safety of every patient

AANEM is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic medicine. For more information about AANEM, or to learn more about laboratory accreditation, visit