HRMC Recognized for Quality Laboratory Services
VARNVILLE, SC (September 25, 2013)--The laboratory at Hampton Regional Medical Center 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. Hampton Regional Medical Center's Laboratory has earned COLA accreditation as a result of 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 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.
About Hampton Regional Medical Center:
Mission: Compassion, Commitment and Excellence. Every person, every time.
Hampton Regional Medical Center is an award-winning private, not-for-profit hospital located in the majestic Lowcountry of South Carolina. Affiliated with Roper St. Francis, it has been providing services to the region since 1950. The 32-bed hospital is 85,000 SF and has on-site 24-hour emergency care, state-of-the art diagnostic imaging services, laboratory, surgery, and rehabilitation. It is the recipient of the 2012 South Carolina Outstanding Rural Healthcare Organization of the Year.
The hospital campus includes two medical office buildings that house Coastal Plains Physician Associates and Primary Care. The multi-specialty physician group is a not-for-profit organization, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hampton Regional Medical Center. Coastal Plains offer services in primary care medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, and radiology. Additionally, the hospital works with physician specialists from around the state to provide on-site appointments in neurology, ophthalmology, podiatry, and vascular & vein.