COLA presents scholarships to aspiring laboratorians

The COLAcares Give Back 365 program was designed to help address potential workforce shortages by educating young people about the many job opportunities that exist in laboratory science careers. Through the program COLA employees engage students in real-life case studies at local STEM fairs, speak at schools, and provide financial assistance to studying laboratory professionals.…

COLA continues to build partnerships in the Golden State

This week, members of the COLA team traveled to Sacramento, California to continue to build partnerships with regulators, legislators and policymakers active in issues affecting laboratory medicine. The team met with Senators, Assemblymembers and their staff to discuss the current landscape of healthcare in California and the critical role that laboratory medicine plays in influencing…

COLA Leadership Summit Concludes with a Path Forward

COLA successfully concluded its 2014 Leadership Summit last week. More than 30 thought leaders in health care, including physicians, regulators, public health experts, medical laboratory scientists, manufacturers, nurse practitioners and more gathered in San Francisco to discuss the future of laboratory medicine in the context of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The group explored the implications…

COLA announces Leadership Summit keynote speakers

COLA is happy to announce its keynote speakers and attendees for the 2014 Leadership Summit to be held at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California on April 28th and 29th. Ensuring quality in laboratories benefits patients directly by preventing potentially life-threatening errors. Interdisciplinary healthcare leaders attending the Summit will convene to discuss the…

COLA Debuts California Summit Website

COLA, a leading laboratory accreditor, is pleased to announce the launch of www.calabsummit.org, a site devoted to its 2014 Leadership Summit. The one and a half day event will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco from Monday, April 28 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and feature thought provoking discussion from multi-disciplinary opinion…

COLA to Host Leadership Summit in California

COLA is pleased to announce its 2014 Leadership Summit, which will bring together interdisciplinary healthcare leaders to collaborate on the future of laboratory medicine nationwide. The event will be held at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on April 28th-29th. Participants will contribute their diverse ideas, insights, and knowledge towards a comprehensive paper that…

COLA Participates in Long Term Care Conference

This weekend, COLA has partnered with industry leaders in presenting solutions for increasing lab quality to prevent hospital readmissions at the AMDA (formerly the American Medical Directors Association) Long Term Care Medicine Conference, February 27-March 2 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, TN. COLA is joined by representatives of the American Association…

COLA’s New Headquarters Unveiled

In February, COLA unveiled its newly renovated headquarters on Broken Land Parkway in Columbia, Maryland. The unveiling was marked by a ceremonial ribbon cutting and an open house reception that was streamed live over the Internet to COLA surveyors and employees all around the country. The ceremony included COLA Chief Executive Officer Douglas Beigel, COLA…