COLA Criteria Update

Recorded on Monday, March 7, 2016  Hosted by Kathy Nucifora, Director of Accreditation, COLA. There are many upcoming additions, deletions, and revisions to COLA criteria slated to be implemented this spring!  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear all about the changes and COLA’s plans for implementation straight from COLA’s Director of Accreditation, Kathy Nucifora. This…

COLA continues to build partnerships in the Golden State

This week, members of the COLA team traveled to Sacramento, California to continue to build partnerships with regulators, legislators and policymakers active in issues affecting laboratory medicine. The team met with Senators, Assemblymembers and their staff to discuss the current landscape of healthcare in California and the critical role that laboratory medicine plays in influencing…

COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON

  COLA CONFERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ON DR. CECIL WILSON Recipient is Past President of Both World and American Medical Associations  COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, announced that Cecil B. Wilson, M.D., the President of the World Medical Association (WMA) from 2012-2013, is the 14th…

COLA completes key assessment for ISO certification

COLA, a nationally recognized private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization and the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001, has completed a key assessment in its ongoing endeavor in seeking the highest level of quality. COLA initially received its ISO certification in April…

COLA completes ISO re-certification

COLA, the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001, recently passed its audit. The audit from the British Standards Institute (BSI) extended its ISO certification to COLA’s newly launched FDA Third Party Review Services. COLA’s ISO 9001 certificate covers the delivery and…

COLA Called “Best of the Best”

ADVANCE’s Jill Hoffman recently blogged about COLA becoming the first and only private accreditor to receive ISO certification. Hoffman called COLA “a model for pursuing excellence.” She added: “It is refreshing to know that some organizations still hold not only their clients and others around them to the highest possible standards, but also themselves in…

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…