Helen Keller Hospital's Blood Gas Lab Recognized for Quality Laboratory Services

February 9, 2015

Sheffield, Ala. - Helen Keller Hospital's blood gas 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. Helen Keller Hospital's blood gas lab has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a long-term commitment to providing quality service to patients.

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

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 College of Physicians- American Society of Internal Medicine.