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 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…

COLA First Private Lab Accreditor to Receive State Deeming Authority in California

  COLA recently became the first private accreditor to be awarded “deemed” status by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) in the State of California.  Clinical laboratories can now demonstrate compliance with federal CLIA regulations as well as California laboratory licensure laws and regulations through COLA accreditation. COLA’s deemed authority was granted in accordance with a law…