Promerica Health Recognized for Quality Laboratory Services

Mobile Health Screening Leader Receives COLA Accreditation

Nov 09, 2015, 10:00 ET from Promerica Health

FALMOUTH, Maine, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Promerica Health announced today that it has received accreditation from COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. The mobile health screening company has earned the endorsement as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service. The announcement was made by Stephen Woods, President/CEO of TideSmart Global, Promerica Health's parent company.

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

COLA accreditation is not typical for corporate wellness companies, and it is not a requirement for performing fingerstick, point-of-care testing.

"Promerica Health will always strive to not simply meet but consistently exceed accepted standards," Woods said. "Accreditation is one of many attributes that distinguishes Promerica Health from other health and wellness companies."

Promerica Health annually visits thousands of sites across the country for a variety of Fortune 500 companies and has established itself as a leading provider of health screenings, employee wellness programming and related solutions. Screenings available include biometrics, blood testing, EKG, vision and hearing tests, mammography, and wellness coaching, among others, and are tailored to an individual company's needs. The company utilizes a fleet of custom-designed mobile health vehicles to take its laboratory to employees at branch locations, distribution centers, and worksites nationally.

"Promerica Health's screening vehicles bring a clinically-compliant and comfortable experience to every location visited, whether it is an office building or an annual meeting," Woods said. "Receiving accreditation from COLA is further assurance for our clients that the results and direction we provide to their employees regarding possible health risks will be as precise as possible."

PROMERICA HEALTH®: As a full-service health engagement and wellness company, headquartered in Falmouth, ME, Promerica Health® uses a mix of mobile, onsite, diagnostic and digital strategies to deliver transformative health experiences for some of the biggest brands, employers, non-profit organizations and healthcare stakeholders in the world. By blending experience design with clinical delivery, Promerica Health® is changing the way leading brands, employers, non-profit organizations and other healthcare stakeholders engage with their constituents. With a fleet of unique mobile health vehicles, secure data capture and reporting systems, customized educations apps, and full-time medical professionals and experience architects, Promerica Health® offers uncommon tools to aid these engagements. A part of part of the TideSmart Global Group, Promerica Health® is HIPPA compliant, COLA accredited and a member of the Maine Cardiovascular Health Council.

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