Variant Influenza Virus Infections

COLA Inc. is engaged with the CDC’s Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) in the Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) to transmit their public health messages to our laboratories and affiliates.  On September 1, 2022, the CDC alerted laboratories about recent variant influenza viral infections. There are five cases of human infection with variant influenza A usually spread…

COLA Kicks off the 2022 National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

COLA is honored to participate in celebrating all laboratory heroes during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. While the work of laboratorians has been highlighted during the pandemic, these dedicated and sometimes unsung heroes consistently work behind the scenes to provide high quality laboratory testing as a vital part of healthcare.   COLA’s Chief Executive Officer, Nancy…

COLA’s CMO listed as 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors

COLA’s CMO, David Chhieng, MD, MBA, MSHI, MSEM, MLS, MDR, was recently listed as one of this year’s Castle Connolly Top Doctors. This list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes Top Doctors listings to help consumers find the best in healthcare.    Castle Connolly’s 2022 Top Doctors represents the top 7 percent of…

CMS awards pathology deemed status to COLA

COLA Inc., a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote health and safety through accreditation and educational programs, is proud to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded COLA deemed status for the pathology specialty.    “Now that COLA has deeming authority for the specialty of pathology, we are looking forward to…

Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, Former Surgeon General, to be Keynote Speaker for COLA’s First Annual Laboratory Enrichment Forum

COLA’s Laboratory Enrichment Forum will provide an engaging opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of professionals committed to the highest quality in laboratory services. Some of the brightest minds in the industry will share their perspective on the latest developments in laboratory science, along with the essentials of CLIA compliance and accreditation.  COLA,…