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, ADVANCE host well-attended webinar

Recently, COLA joined forces with ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals magazine to present a webinar on Calibration Verification. More than 1,400 ADVANCE readers registered for the seminar, of which some 800 attended, the largest audience ADVANCE has ever drawn for its online programs. The seminar was presented by COLA team member Ed Sass, MS, MLSCM…

COLA’s Give Back Day a Success Story

On May 23, professionals from COLA helped introduce 31 students in two Baltimore schools to the exciting world of laboratory sciences. COLA CEO Doug Beigel and members of his team visited both Rayner Browne Academy and Collington Square School in East Baltimore. After serving a pizza lunch to and interacting with the students, team COLA…

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…

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…

Congressman Elijah Cummings Honored for Support of Lab Quality

COLA has presented the 2011 Perry A. Lambird Memorial Excellence in Medicine Award to Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-7th, MD). Typically bestowed upon distinguished individuals within the medical or lab communities, Cummings is the first public servant to receive it. Rep. Cummings was selected because of his long history of advocating for the rights of all…

Congressman John Sarbanes Visits COLA Headquarters

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD-03) visited the Columbia headquarters of COLA, the largest private accreditor of clinical laboratories in the United States, where he met privately with COLA’s leadership team, including Chief Executive Officer Douglas Beigel, and later with nearly 50 of COLA’s employees in an informal “town hall” forum. Congressman Sarbanes, who chaired the healthcare…