Local healthcare provider demonstrates commitment to delivering superior patient care.
In a commitment to
continue to provide superior healthcare programs and services to the region,
Faith Community Health System (FCHS) has announced that the hospital’s clinical
laboratory has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a
national healthcare accreditation organization.
accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of
quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the
performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory
survey. The laboratory at FCHS has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a
long-term commitment to provide quality service.
“Since moving into
our new hospital facility just a few short years ago, we knew that having
something new was not enough,” says Frank L. Beaman, CEO of FCHS. “Our team has
been working tirelessly to ensure our patients are treated with world-class
service, and this accreditation helps reinforce that commitment.”
COLA is a nonprofit,
physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine
and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and
accreditation. In 1993, COLA was granted deemed status by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide laboratory accreditation.
As a leading laboratory accreditor in the nation, COLA is the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards. This means the organization offers unique, standardized programs and staff dedicated to satisfaction and laboratory quality. Their surveyors and technical advisors are guided by a coaching approach and uncomplicated quality engineered processes. Laboratories of all types and sizes are evaluated and mentored to produce accurate test results and meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations.
COLA is backed
by an impressive coalition of respected healthcare organizations, including the
American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the
American Society of Internal Medicine, and the American College of Physicians.
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