NHS Laboratories earn COLA Certificate - AGAIN!


NORTHSTAR Health System has been recognized for their quality laboratory services. The laboratories in Iron River and Crystal Falls have met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality to day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing and pass a rigorous on-site survey.


Pictured left to right: Fortune Tuchowski, MT, Dan Germic, MT, Erin Goriesky, Phlebotomist, Mike Burge, MT, Lab Supervisor, Kerri Weecks, MT, Lead Tech, and Don Johnson, MLT student.

Not Pictured: Dave Rullcoski, Phlebotomist, Carla Schiavo, Phlebotomist, Sara Skibo, Phlebotomist, Cory Groeneveld, MLT, Lindsey Erickson, MLT, Nicole Hosking, MLT, Marie Konoske, MLT, Tolisa Conery, MLT, Lindsay Treado, MLT, Marilyn Malmquist, MT and Kim Martin, MT.