Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Lee Health, Southwest Florida’s primary community-owned health system, are teaming up to enhance the quality and value of diagnostic services to patients and their doctors.
“We are excited to team up with Lee Health, a leading health care provider in Southwest Florida,” Steve Rusckowski, chairman, CEO and president, Quest Diagnostics, said. “As people return to care and hospitals contend with post-COVID challenges, hospital systems like Lee Health are turning to Quest for help on executing their lab strategy, taking advantage of our expertise, innovation and scale so they can focus on what they do best, providing quality care to their patients.”
Under the agreement, Quest will provide supply chain expertise in laboratory equipment, supplies and procurement processes for five hospitals owned by Lee Health and selected outpatient centers. Quest will also continue to perform reference testing for Lee Health.
“We are pleased to partner with Quest Diagnostics to help us streamline our lab operations,” said Dr. Lawrence Antonucci, CEO and president of Lee Health. “The ability to leverage Quest’s purchasing power for equipment and supplies and their expertise in supply chain logistics allows us to continue to provide high-quality care to our patients.”