Quest Diagnostics to acquire select outreach lab assets of OhioHealth

Secaucus, NJ, USA - August 16, 2022: Quest Diagnostics headquarters

Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics on Wednesday said it will acquire OhioHealth‘s outreach laboratory services business, broadening access to cost-effective and innovative laboratory services in Ohio.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Our transaction with OhioHealth exemplifies our ability to attract and collaborate with high-quality health systems seeking to optimize their lab services,” Jim Davis, chairman, CEO and president, Quest Diagnostics, said. “Health systems are increasingly turning to Quest because of our unique ability to deliver laboratory testing that is innovative, accessible and cost effective. This transaction also delivers on our strategy, which includes generating growth through accretive outreach lab acquisitions, and will extend our presence across Ohio.”

“As health care transforms, we need to ensure we can continue to provide high-quality care to our patients that also provides them value. As a trusted industry leader, Quest has the specialization and scale to ensure our patients have continued access to high quality lab services that, in many cases, will be more affordable for patients,” Chris Clinton, president, OhioHealth regional market, and former vice president, shared services, said. “Our relationship with Quest is the right strategic step to enable us to continue to deliver exceptional care to improve the health of those we serve.”

“Quest has the expertise and economies of scale to deliver meaningful cost savings in lab services, while our patients continue to access the high quality of care they have been accustomed to from OhioHealth,” Juanita Swickard, interim vice president, shared services, OhioHealth, said.

After the acquisition’s close, most outreach testing performed by OhioHealth will transition to Quest Diagnostics’ full-service laboratory in Pittsburgh. OhioHealth will continue to wholly own and operate its hospital labs, providing high-quality laboratory services for in-patient and hospital-based outpatient care as well as anatomic pathology and oncology.

The parties expect to complete the transaction in the third quarter, assuming customary regulatory reviews.