When it comes to protecting patient safety and promoting laboratory excellence, COLA works hard to be the best. Being the best means that we have a willingness to recruit and retain the very best team. That commitment to excellence in hiring is especially evident among the members of COLA’s surveyor team – the men and women who serve as lab quality ambassadors to COLA clients across North America.
COLA’s surveyors know their way around a lab bench because they are laboratory experts themselves. Each surveyor is a certified medical technologist with at least six years of lab experience prior to working with COLA, including at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline. Our team of surveyors understands the laboratory culture and the importance of adhering to best practices and processes in order to ensure quality is achieved not just every two years, but every day.