Spring Hill, Florida (July 29, 2019)– Access Laboratories, LLC, located at 11373 Cortez Boulevard, Suite 300, Brooksville, Florida 34613, and under the medical direction Ghiath Mahmaljy, MD, has met all criteria for laboratory accreditation by COLA (Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation), 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 Access Laboratory has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a long-term commitment to providing quality service to their patients. The accreditation is for two years.
In notifying Access Laboratories, LLC, of its recognition, Richard S. Eisenstaedt, MD, FACP (Fellow of the American College of Physicians), Chair of the COLA Board of Directors, said, “The standards your laboratory maintains demonstrate your commitment to quality. Your emphasis on quality leads to reliable test results, which are essential in ensuring excellence in patient care. We also compliment your laboratory staff for its dedication and continued support of COLA standards.”
COLA is 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 CMS to provide laboratory accreditation. As a leading laboratory accreditor in the United States, COLA is the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015. This means we offer our customers a unique standardized program and staff dedicated to satisfaction and laboratory quality. Our 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 CLIA regulations.
COLA is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.