The Family Health Centers’ Lab Recognized for Quality

Way to go Lab Services Team!

Asheville, N.C. (Jan. 21, 2015) – The Family Health Centers of Asheville, Arden & Hominy Valley met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, that demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing and that pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. Congratulations to our lab team!

The Family Health Centers earned COLA accreditation as part of a long-term commitment to providing quality, evidence-based care to our patients.

The Family Health Centers is the largest independent family practice in Western North Carolina. Our state-of-the art in-house lab is committed to providing accurate and timely results that support excellence in the delivery of patient care.

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 Society of Internal Medicine.