BURLINGTON, N.C. (March 21, 2018) – LabCorp and Appalachian Regional Healthcare have entered into a multi-year, comprehensive laboratory partnership. Through the collaboration, LabCorp Diagnostics will provide technical services for Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s hospital-based labs, reference testing services for its entire network of facilities and clinicians, and access to enhanced information technology and data analytics to help improve the delivery of patient care.
LabCorp, a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, provides comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. Appalachian Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system operating a network of hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores, and retail pharmacies serving communities across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia.
“The collaboration between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and LabCorp Diagnostics will help to provide high-quality, high-value and standardized laboratory diagnostics for patients and physicians as well as help Appalachian Regional Healthcare fulfill its mission to improve the health and promote the well-being of all people in the region it serves,” said Gary Huff, CEO of LabCorp Diagnostics. “LabCorp Diagnostics’ industry-leading solutions meet the needs of health systems and their patients across the entire spectrum of care. We are grateful for the opportunity to help Appalachian Regional Healthcare improve health and lives in the communities where it plays such a critical role.”
“As healthcare continues to evolve and change, Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s vision to be the most trusted healthcare provider in the communities we serve is more important than ever,” Appalachian Regional Healthcare President and CEO Joe Grossman said. “We continue to grow our system, providing our patients with a wide range of services that virtually eliminates the need to leave the area for care. At the heart of all of these services are our laboratories. We are pleased to partner with LabCorp Diagnostics to provide our patients the most high-quality and comprehensive service for which LabCorp is known.”