COLA PARTNERS WITH HOWARD COUNTY POLICE DEPT. TO PROVIDE CRITICAL REPAIRS FOR LOW-INCOME HOMEOWNER

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Nichols • Alvare Associates • 610-520-6140 x 204 • mnichols@alvare.com • www.alvare.com COLA PARTNERS WITH HOWARD COUNTY POLICE DEPT. TO PROVIDE CRITICAL REPAIRS FOR LOW-INCOME HOMEOWNER Accreditor Joins Over 1,000 Volunteers for “Rebuilding Together Howard County” on Rebuilding Day, April 23 COLUMBIA, MD, April 26, 2016 — COLA, a national…

COLA TO EXHIBIT AT USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL EXPO IN WASHINGTON, DC

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Nichols • Alvare Associates • 610-520-6140 x 204 • mnichols@alvare.com • www.alvare.com   COLA TO EXHIBIT AT USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL EXPO IN WASHINGTON, DC Free Event to Inspire Kids to Explore STEM Careers, Including Lab Industry COLUMBIA, MD, April 12, 2016 – COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and…

COLA JOINS CDC AND CLSI IN CONDUCTING STUDY OF LABORATORY PRACTICE GUIDELINES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melissa Nichols • Alvare Associates • 610-520-6140 x 204 • mnichols@alvare.com • www.alvare.com COLA JOINS CDC AND CLSI IN CONDUCTING STUDY OF LABORATORY PRACTICE GUIDELINES New Fingerstick Glucose Testing Study Will Provide Metrics for Evaluating LPG Effectiveness COLUMBIA, MD, March 21, 2016 — COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate…

COLA WEBINAR ASSISTS CALIFORNIA LABS IN TRANSITIONING TO NEW QUALITY CONTROL GUIDELINES

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Nichols • Alvare Associates • 610-520-6140 x 204 • mnichols@alvare.com • www.alvare.com COLA WEBINAR ASSISTS CALIFORNIA LABS IN TRANSITIONING TO NEW QUALITY CONTROL GUIDELINES       COLUMBIA, MD, November 23, 2015 – COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, hosted a webinar…

COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Nichols • Alvare Associates • 610-520-6140 x 204 • mnichols@alvare.com • www.alvare.com   COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS Howard Community College Event Highlights the Impact of Quality Laboratory Testing   COLUMBIA, MD, November 16, 2015 – COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory…

COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Nichols • Alvare Associates • 610-520-6140 x 204 • mnichols@alvare.com • www.alvare.com COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON Recipient is Past President of Both World and American Medical Associations  COLUMBIA, MD, October 27, 2015 – COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine…

COLA POSITION STATEMENT: IOM Report: IMPROVING DIAGNOSIS IN HEALTH CARE

The National Academies of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, recently published a study that concludes that “diagnostic errors – inaccurate or delayed diagnoses – persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients.”  In reviewing the evidence, the committee concluded that most people will experience a diagnostic error…

COLA OFFERS TOOLS TO CALIFORNIA LABS FOR TRANSITIONING TO NEW QUALITY CONTROL PLAN

COLA to Assist Labs in Implementing Individualized Quality Control Plans  COLUMBIA, MD, September 23, 2015 – Leading laboratory accreditor COLA, approved by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) to accredit laboratories in California, announced that it is offering  a suite of tools to assist California labs in transitioning to a new quality testing procedure called Individualized Quality…

COLA AWARDS TEN SCHOLARSHIPS TO AREA LAB SCIENCE STUDENTS

COLUMBIA, MD, September 8, 2015 – COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, has awarded ten laboratory science students studying at several Mid-Atlantic colleges and universities with a $500 scholarship, for a total of $5,000. The awards are part of the “COLAcares Scholarship Program,” designed to…