Northshore Medical continues to maintain the highest level of patient care earning its lab accreditation for another year (Bermuda) – Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Center, a repeat Best of Bermuda award-winning healthcare provider (2022), has announced it has again through its Northshore Medical Laboratory (NML) met all necessary criteria for laboratory accreditation by COLA, an American healthcare accreditation organisation.


Dwayne Simpson, Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist confirmed to us that, “Northshore Medical Laboratory has met all the criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA Inc., a leading national laboratory accreditor, whose program and standards enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet United States Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) and other regulatory requirements. Our approach is to always improve quality and patient safety, and this accreditation is only given to laboratories that apply the highest 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. Our staff are all excited for this accreditation.”


The company said such 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. NML has earned the COLA accreditation as a result of its dedication and commitment to providing quality service to its patients, it said.


Dr. Kyjuan H. Brown, Medical Director, said: “The COLA accreditation speaks to our continued commitment to excellence. Clinical laboratories that are given this special seal of approval are not only dedicated to providing patients with accurate medical results, they are also committed to improving safety and the overall experience for customers. This is the fourth time this accreditation has been awarded to us; and we are especially pleased this time because we passed the rigorous review process with high distinction.”


Northshore Medical Laboratory is the lab branch to NorthShore Medical & Aesthetics Center (NMAC) which provides holistic healthcare services, as well as family medical/primary care; aesthetic services, dermatology, hair restoration, and TCD physicals. Its founder, Dr Kyjuan Brown, is a repeat award winner for various specialties as his vision is to be Bermuda’s one-stop-shop holistic healthcare powerhouse.
Dr Brown added: “My team and I are extremely proud to be recognised as one of the worthy institutions to receive this honour and will continue to make strides to provide patients with the best possible medical care. We would like our patients to know that this COLA Inc. accreditation allows us to provide continued quality service to them.”


COLA is a non-profit, physician-directed organisation that promotes quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programmes of voluntary education, achievement and accreditation. The organisation is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.


The COLA Authority told Northshore Medical Lab “On behalf of the COLA Board of Directors, I am pleased to inform you that your laboratory successfully meets our requirements for accreditation. The standards your laboratory maintains demonstrate your commitment to quality. Your emphasis on quality leads to reliable test results which are essential in assuring excellence in patient care. We also compliment your laboratory staff for its dedication and continued support of COLA standards. Congratulations on earning COLA accreditation.”


Northshore Medical Laboratory prides itself on its convenience and confidence in testing by being located on the Northshore Medical camps and by also providing mobile VIP testing options. Their certified lab teams can visit your place of employment, home, organization, or wherever you feel most comfortable, anywhere island wide for testing. They accept all laboratory requisitions and results are usually within a 24-48 hour turn around. NML does hundreds of specialized testing, some of the primary testing available are as follows, contact NML for all testing options:

 Blood testing
 Chemistry testing
 Serology testing
 Hematology testing
 Toxicology
 COVID 19 testing
 Plus Hundreds of other Specialized Testing…
 Gut Health studies
 Diabetic
 Fertility
 Thyroid & Weight Management
 Sexual Health & STD
 Hormone
 Sleep
 Menopause
 Sickle Cell Screen
 Mold & Allergy
 Vitamin/Mineral Deficiency
 Stress
 Cardiometabolic studies
For testing, you can visit NML conveniently on the NorthShore Medical campus at 7 NorthShore Road, Devonshire Bermuda, email info@nmac.bm, call 293-5476 or visit us on the website www.nmac.bm.


About COLA


COLA, Inc. is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote health and safety through accreditation and educational programs. In 1993, COLA was granted deemed status by CMS to provide laboratory accreditation. As a leading laboratory accreditor in the United States, COLA is the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015.


This means we offer our customers a unique, standardized program and staff dedicated to satisfaction and laboratory quality. Our surveyors and technical advisors are guided by a coaching approach and uncomplicated quality engineered processes. Laboratories of all types and sizes are evaluated and mentored to produce accurate test results and meet CLIA regulations. COLA Inc. 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.

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