In honor of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (April 19—25), COLA wants to personally thank medical laboratories and their hard-working, dedicated staff who make a measurable impact on patient care and the diagnosis and prevention of disease.

The extraordinary efforts of laboratory professionals often go unnoticed by the general public but we know how much you mean in the ever-changing world of healthcare and that quality laboratory results lead to healthier lives.

So laboratorians take a bow. You deserve to be honored not only during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week but all year long.

About The Author

As the Chief Executive Officer at COLA, Mr. Beigel leads a dynamic team responsible for helping nearly 8,000 laboratories across the country fulfill their accreditation obligations under the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988. He has received numerous awards including the “Edwards Medal” from The American Society for Quality (ASQ) in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the field of quality methodology and The “Award of Excellence in Finance and Administration” from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) which honors extraordinary efforts to solve intricate problems through creative technology applications. Mr. Beigel is a member of ASAE, the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE), and Sigma Iota Epsilon. A resident of Howard County, Maryland for over 30 years, Mr. Beigel is active in the community, serving on the Board of Trustees for both the Howard Hospital Foundation and the Howard County Police Foundation. In addition, he also serves as a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Howard County and the Howard County Leadership program. He received his MA from Loyola College and an MBA from the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore.

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