Clinics recognized for laboratory services

Published 10:15 am Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mayo Clinic Health System’s New Richland , Wells and Lake Mills clinic laboratories have met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national health care 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.

COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation.

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COLA is approved by the federal government and sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.