McLeod Health Clarendon awarded COLA accreditation

Posted 8/24/18

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MANNING - McLeod Health Clarendon recently completed its biannual lab certification survey by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation according to a news release. Accreditation by COLA is given to laboratories that …

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McLeod Health Clarendon awarded COLA accreditation

Posted

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MANNING - McLeod Health Clarendon recently completed its biannual lab certification survey by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation according to a news release. Accreditation by COLA is given to laboratories that utilize proficient testing mechanisms, implement rigid standards for day-to-day operations and pass a rigorous survey performed on-site that establishes the utmost in patient care.

"Receiving accreditation by COLA allows us to improve our clinical laboratory and ensure that our implemented systems and test results remain at the highest standard," Charles Baker, director of Laboratory Services at McLeod Health Clarendon, said in the release. "By voluntarily monitoring and updating how our laboratory is run, we maintain the ability to provide the most accurate and reliable care for our patients."

Founded in 1988, COLA is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation and accreditation. McLeod Health Clarendon has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a long-term commitment to meet specific criteria and provide quality service to its patients.

"At McLeod Health Clarendon, we strive to provide our patients with the best laboratory testing and results possible," Rachel Gainey, administrator of McLeod Health Clarendon, said in the release. "Patient care is our priority, and being accredited by COLA allows our patients to rest assured they're receiving the best care."