May 16, 2017 Quality Laboratory Services

BARAGA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR QUALITY LABORATORY SERVICES

 

May 16, 2017 … The Baraga County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) Laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Scott Kantola, 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 BCMH Laboratory has earned COLA accreditation (with a score of 99 out of 100) as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service to its patients.

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

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