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BURLINGTON, N.C., MIAMI, Fla. – Oct. 28, 2020 – LabCorp (NYSE:LH) and University of Miami, d/b/a University of Miami Health System (UHealth), have entered into an agreement to jointly provide clinical laboratory services for the UHealth network and the communities it serves. The parties will also work together to provide comprehensive hospital-based diagnostic testing services to clinicians and patients across South Florida.
“This new agreement brings tangible benefits to LabCorp, UHealth and, most importantly, to our patients and the local community,” said Chris Bosler, senior vice president of LabCorp Diagnostics’ Southeast Division. “UHealth’s mission is rooted in research, education and compassionate healthcare, which aligns well with LabCorp’s mission to improve health and improve lives through leadership in laboratory diagnostics and drug development. Our combined expertise and focus on science in the service of patient care will support enhanced access to high-quality laboratory services in South Florida.”
UHealth is the only academic health system in South Florida and one of the largest in the southeastern U.S., providing patient care that takes advantage of research and leading medical education from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UHealth’s comprehensive network includes multiple hospitals and outreach facilities, with more than 1,300 physicians and scientists working together to develop and provide innovative care.
LabCorp and UHealth recently worked together to implement a solution for COVID-19 testing that included expanded on-site testing at UHealth’s labs and LabCorp reference testing.
“LabCorp has a scale and depth of services that complements UHealth’s expertise and research. With this collaboration, we will be able to maintain our high-quality care, optimize laboratory services and provide best-in-class laboratory testing. As a transformational health system, we are always seeking ways to improve our processes in order to provide the highest level of patient care. LabCorp’s response to COVID-19 complemented and expanded UHealth’s testing, which demonstrates their commitment to UHealth and our patients,” said University of Miami Health System chief operating officer Dipen Parekh, M.D. UHealth will continue to provide all existing inpatient testing services through its three hospital-based laboratories.
LabCorp (NYSE: LH), an S&P 500 company, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostics solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster, and uses technology to improve the delivery of care. LabCorp reported revenue of more than $11.5 billion in 2019.
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