BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Jan. 16, 2008 – Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pediatrics
has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national
healthcare accreditation organization. In addition, the practice was presented
the COLA Laboratory Excellence Award for successfully completing three
prior surveys and being found compliant with all COLA criteria. 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.
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pediatrics has earned COLA accreditation
and the Laboratory Excellence Award as a result of a long-term commitment
to provide quality services to its patients.
COLA is a nonprofit, physician directed organization that promotes quality
and excellence in medicine and patient care through voluntary programs
in 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,
and the American Osteopathic Associations.
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates - Pediatrics is a member of Cooperative
Healthcare Services, Inc., which is a strategic affiliate of Southeast
Georgia Health System. Board-certified pediatricians Renali Agbayani,
MD, and Kimberly Stoughton-Doherty, MD, and their professional staff offer
comprehensive pediatric and adolescent care. The practice is located at
2040 Dan Proctor Drive, Suite 140, St. Marys, GA, 31558, and office hours
are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 912-673-8000
or visit www.sghs.com.