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…

COLA Wins Prestigious Brandon Hall Award

COLA recently received a coveted Brandon Hall Group 2012 Excellence Awards Program. COLA received a Silver Award in the competition’s Learning Technology Implementations category. COLA was honored for the redesign of its labuniversity.org educational platform, designed to make it more convenient for physicians and laboratory staff to obtain laboratory training that meets certification and licensing…

COLA Presents Scholarships to Prospective Lab Workers

Last week, laboratory accreditor COLA presented seven $500 scholarships to students from Morgan State University (MSU) and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) during a major symposium which drew medical professionals from across the U.S. The organization also honored workers from a Joplin, MO lab for their heroic efforts to provide vital lab testing…

COLA’s Marketing Activities Recognized

  COLA recently received three prestigious Aster Awards in recognition of its marketing efforts during the past year. COLA’s awards spanned three different categories: Special Events: Award presented for the COLA Cares Week of team- and industry-building events held in May 2011. Advertising Specialty: Award presented for the COLA Cares T-Shirt created for the aforementioned…