Western University of Health Sciences’ (WesternU) Medical Center has

received accreditation by a national health care organization.

WesternU’s Medical Center has met all the criteria for Laboratory

Accreditation by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA).

The organization awards accreditation only to those laboratories that

apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate

continued accuracy in performance of proficiency and testing, and pass a

rigorous on-site laboratory survey.

“”Our staff’s commitment to providing quality service to our patients

earned us this accreditation,”” said Dawn Fairley, DO, WesternU Medical

Center director. “”COLA is very strict and I’m very proud of our


The Medical Center, located at 360 E. Mission Boulevard in downtown

Pomona, is an ambulatory health care facility that provides primary care

services to area residents and valuable clinical training for WesternU’s

health professions students. More than 23,000 patients a year receive

treatment at the Center, many of whom have no health insurance and, if not

for the Center, would have minimal access to health care services.

COLA is a non-profit, physician directed organization that promotes

quality and excellence in medicine and patient care. It is approved by the

federal government and is sponsored by the American Osteopathic

Association (AOA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American

Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and other health care organizations.

For more information on the WesternU Medical Center, call (909) 865-2565.