West Kauai Medical Center/KVMH 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.
West Kauai Medical Center/KVMH has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service to their patients.
West Kauai Medical Center/KVMH is Kauai’s Critical Access Hospital in Waimea providing 24 hour emergency services, Family Birth Center, General and Specialty Surgery, Intensive and Acute Care, Radiology (CT Scan, General and Specialty Ultrasound, Mammography, X-ray), Laboratory, Rehabilitation therapies, Long Term Care, and physician clinic services.
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, the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Osteopathic Association.