HealthStar Physicians receives laboratory excellence award

HealthStar Physicians has recognized HealthStar Physicians Main Laboratory for achieving COLA Laboratory Excellence Award for the second time for this year’s March 23, 2021 inspection.

COLA accredited laboratories that meet the Laboratory Excellence Award standards have zero citations on their inspection, no unsuccessful proficiency testing for any regulated analyte/subspeciality/specialty for the last two years and had no substantiated complaints for the past two years.

HealthStar Physicians Main Lab is overseen by Laboratory Director Dr. Paul B. Cardali and Director of Lab Services Robin Moody.

“Our lab has provided the top care for the past 21 years,” Cardali said. “With our latest COLA certification, we look forward to continuing to serve the community and providing our patients the best service through our lab.”

Cardali’s HealthStar tenure includes 21 years as a provider and six years as lab director.

Robin Moody has been the director of lab services for 15 years.

HealthStar Physicians Main Laboratory provides services for the communities of Knox County, Campbell County, Cocke County, Jefferson County, Greene County and Hamblen County. The laboratory serves the patients of HealthStar Physicians 100 providers.

Family Practice Newport received a 98 out of possible 100 during their September 2020 inspection.

Director Dr. David McConnell and Lab Manager Margaret Cleveneger oversee the lab. White Pine Family Practice also underwent inspection for accreditation in the fall.

Under the leadership of Director Dr. David Kickliter and Cleveneger the laboratory received a 97.