LabCorp and Baptist Health Extend Relationship to Create Comprehensive Laboratory Collaboration

October 18, 2018

LabCorp's Expertise in Health System Collaborations will Benefit Patients across Kentucky, Southern Indiana

BURLINGTON, N.C. and LOUISVILLE, KY. (Oct. 18, 2018) -- LabCorp® (NYSE: LH) and Baptist Health have entered into a multi-year, comprehensive laboratory collaboration. LabCorp Diagnostics will provide technical services for Baptist Health’s eight hospital-based labs and access to enhanced information technology and data analytics to help improve the delivery of patient care.

The new agreement builds upon and deepens an established relationship of more than five years. LabCorp has provided reference testing services as the primary laboratory for Baptist Health’s hospitals and Baptist Health Medical Group physician network.

LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company that provides comprehensive clinical laboratory services. Baptist Health is Kentucky’s largest not-for-profit health system, operating a network of eight owned and one managed hospitals, outpatient centers, multi-specialty physician practices, a home care agency, outpatient services and urgent/express care services in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. 

“Baptist Health and LabCorp Diagnostics share a commitment to providing high-quality, high-value care. Introducing fully standardized laboratory diagnostics for patients and physicians will help Baptist Health fulfill its mission to improve the health and promote the well-being of the communities that it serves,” said Gary Huff, CEO of LabCorp Diagnostics. “LabCorp Diagnostics’ industry-leading solutions, including our logistics and operating expertise, meet the needs of health systems and their patients across the entire spectrum of care. We are pleased to expand our relationship with Baptist Health, and we look forward to helping Baptist Health continue to improve health and lives.”

“Baptist Health has had a long-standing and successful relationship with LabCorp. This agreement is a natural extension of that relationship,” said Steve Oglesby, Baptist Health chief financial officer. “Under this agreement, LabCorp will provide managerial support to our lab services, assist in process standardization across Baptist Health and provide significant cost savings, along with access to the latest in lab equipment and supplies. The agreement with LabCorp will hold firm to our vision to provide patient-centered, high-value laboratory medicine focused on clinical excellence.”

Baptist Health will retain ownership and control of a lab at each of its hospitals, and plans to work closely with LabCorp to establish a core lab that it will also own and control within Baptist Health Louisville, to streamline system-wide laboratory testing processes.

Forward-Looking Statements

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