Viewing posts from October, 2012

Quality Lab Services

Burke Primary Care has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization, the COLA organization announced recently.

COLA accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations,” said Scott Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer for the Morganton-based independent family practice. “Recognized medical laboratories must 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. The Maryland-based organization is approved by the ...

Quality Diabetes Care

Burke Primary Care recently received national recognition from the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to its patients with diabetes.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced the recognition recently.

Designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive, the Diabetes Recognition Program recognizes clinicians who deliver quality diabetes care and by motivating other clinicians to document and improve their delivery of care.

“For a person with diabetes, the right clinician can make the difference between living with diabetes as opposed to suffering from diabetes,” said Richard M. Bergenstal ...

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