"We believe our new relationship with Quest Diagnostics will bring together the best of both of our lab organizations and is exactly the innovation that is necessary to successfully navigate through the dynamic and changeable health care landscape for the benefit of all the patients and families in Massachusetts," said John O'Brien, president and CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care. "As we seek ways to provide even better and more affordable health care in an era of continued reimbursement and utilization pressures, combining the scientific capabilities, expert knowledge and focus on high-quality, patient-centered care of both Quest Diagnostics and UMass Memorial Laboratories is truly the best possible outcome for all our constituencies.""Our planned 'lab of the future' will further enhance quality, capacity and efficiency, resulting in better health care for patients and healthcare providers throughout Massachusetts, and it will position us to take advantage of long-term growth opportunities in the region and increase shareholder value," said Steve Rusckowski, president and CEO, Quest Diagnostics. "UMass Memorial is a premier academic health sciences center known for its innovative and effective treatments. This relationship is a model for hospitals and health care systems, given the reality of increasing pressure on reimbursement and utilization."
Quest Diagnostics To Acquire Clinical Outreach Laboratory From UMass Memorial Medical Center; Plan To Build 'Lab Of The Future' To Serve Massachusetts Health Care Community
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