Sonic Healthcare USA Launches Lab Synergy(TM) Hospital Laboratory Program

Sonic Healthcare USA Launches Lab Synergy(TM) Hospital Laboratory Program 
Select Local Hospital Partnerships to Enhance Diagnostics and
Profitability 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 --  Sonic Healthcare USA
(SHUSA) today announces the launch of a new hospital laboratory
program, Lab Synergy(TM), under the leadership of its newly named
Vice President of Hospital Affiliations, Noel K. Maring. Lab Synergy
leverages the international commercial and hospital laboratory
testing expertise of Sonic Healthcare to support health systems in a
changing healthcare environment. 
Through Lab Synergy, hospitals will receive customized services based
on their individual needs to re-align their laboratory cost structure
and position their laboratories as profit centers while providing
quality care to their patients, delivering the following benefits: 


 
--  Stable, predictable, frequently lower inpatient laboratory cost
    structure improves bottom line revenue
--  Enhanced positioning in the market due to comprehensive outreach
    laboratory service
--  Increased purchasing power with access to Sonic's world-wide supply
    and lab equipment cost structure
--  Potential to monetize laboratory outreach assets thus redeploying
    capital invested in the lab to other strategically im
portant health
    system service lines
--  A comprehensive test menu comprised of clinical, anatomic and
    molecular diagnostics enabling definitive test results and diagnoses
--  Improved integration of inpatient and outreach lab services, including
    electronic medical records (EMR) integration, resulting in improved
    patient outcomes

  
"As health systems move from a focus on inpatient care to systemic
clinical integration that emphasizes value over volume, senior
management teams are embracing new ways of evaluating and supporting
their health system's service lines," said David W. Bryant, SHUSA
Chief Executive Officer. "Lab Synergy will provide health system
executives with additional tools to cost-effectively manage their
laboratories and enable local community hospitals to deliver quality
patient care while successfully competing with large national labs
that have historically encroached on their business." 
Hospitals that participate in SHUSA's Lab Synergy program benefit
from working with an organization that embraces medical leadership
and respects the importance of local medicine. Its federated
operating model provides significant autonomy to each laboratory,
allowing local client and patient needs to be met, while receiving
support from the overall organization's worldwide resources,
technology and experience. 
SHUSA's Lab Synergy program is being led by Noel Maring, who has more
than 25 years of experience in the clinical laboratory industry and
extensive knowledge in hospital joint ventures, sales, marketing, and
new business development. He has a long professional history of
successful partnering with hospital laboratories. Before joining
Sonic Healthcare USA, Mr. Maring was involved in developing
partnerships with 37 hospitals throughout the USA. In addition he has
held executive level positions within large commercial laboratories
and hospital systems, providing him with unique perspective on both
the commercial laboratory market place and hospital laboratories. 
"We're confident that Lab Synergy fills a specific, critical need for
hospitals to be more competitive, efficient and profitable," Maring
said. "With the coming changes in healthcare reimbursement, this is
the ideal time for hospital labs to partner with us to maximize our
respective strengths, mitigate risk and provide a comprehensive
healthcare offering to improve patient outcomes." 
About Sonic Healthcare USA
 Sonic Healthcare USA is one of the
nation's largest reference laboratories and serves as the umbrella
organization overseeing Sonic Healthcare Limited's operation in the
United States. Our federation of more than a dozen autonomous
laboratories offers a comprehensive test menu including clinical,
anatomic and molecular pathology. We facilitate communication and
collaboration among our member laboratories, which share our values
and vision of providing physicians with the highest quality
laboratory testing and personalized service tailored to the
individual needs of each local medical community. Our collective
passion and commitment bolster patient and physician satisfaction
while increasing efficiency and effectiveness. With an established
reputation as a leader in pathology services, we are dedicated to
every patient's health and every client's success. For more
information, visit www.sonichealthcareusa.com. 
Contact:
Nicole York
Sonic Healthcare USA
Phone: 704.780.0880
E-Mail: nyork@sonichealthcareusa.com 
 
 
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