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…

COLA and California Deeming: What Does It Mean?

COLA was approved by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) to accredit laboratories for purposes of demonstrating compliance with California’s unique laws and regulations, which are aimed to ensure quality in clinical laboratory testing. COLA made its first application for approval in December 2011 and was given official notification of approval in September of 2013. Three other…

COLA Team Award Winners Announced

  This week all COLA employees gathered in Columbia, Maryland to celebrate a year of hard work and dedication to COLA’s mission. During COLAcares week all employees participate in a full schedule of training on new accreditation criteria, team building exercises, and annual celebrations. One important component of COLAcares week is our annual COLA awards…