eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 44: Choosing the Right Accreditation Body for Your Clinical Laboratory (Featuring Becky Woodford)

In this episode, cohost, Stephanie Whitehead chats with Becky Woodford to explore the various accreditation options available for clinical laboratories (i.e. CAP, COLA, and Leading Laboratories).  Tune in as Stephanie and Becky discuss the importance of accreditation, and the requirements, benefits, and limitations of each accreditation, helping listeners understand which option might be the best fit for their lab.

Grab a pen and notepad and be prepared to take notes! Listeners will gain a clear understanding of the benefits of accreditation and each option can enhance the quality and reliability of laboratory testing.

For information on this topic, also listen to eLABorate Topics | Episode 16: Innovative Solutions to the Challenges facing our laboratories (Featuring Nicole Colby) (transistor.fm)

Special Guest Bio:
Becky Woodford is the Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs with Avero Diagnostics a national physician-owned company with multiple laboratory locations providing a broad portfolio of testing in the areas of anatomic, clinical, and molecular pathology. Previously, Becky worked for healthcare organizations including Baylor Scott & White in Dallas, Texas in quality management and at Sparrow Health System and Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing MI as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Becky graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s of science in Human Biology and Clinical Laboratory Science and she holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Certifications include MLS(ASCP), Green Belt Lean Six Sigma (Purdue University), Laboratory Quality Management Systems (CLSI), and Quality System Regulation Certified Compliance Professional (CfPIE).

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