MADISON, NJ and WEST ORANGE, NJ, Dec. 10, 2015 - Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic
information services, and Barnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest
not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system, are teaming up
to enhance quality and value of diagnostics services to patients and their
doctors through an agreement for Quest to manage laboratory operations
for Barnabas Health hospitals.
Under the agreement, Quest Diagnostics will manage Barnabas Health laboratory
operations for: Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville; Community Medical
Center, Toms River; Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City; Monmouth
Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood; Monmouth Medical Center, Long
Branch; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark; and Saint Barnabas
Medical Center, Livingston.
"Leading hospitals are increasingly focusing on their core business
and turning to Quest to help them evaluate and execute their lab strategy
so they can do what they do best - deliver great patient care,”
said Steve Rusckowski, president and CEO, Quest Diagnostics. “This
partnership follows a model for delivering high-value diagnostic information
services for our nation’s cost-pressured health systems.”
“As Barnabas Health transforms into an organization that focuses
on the health of populations of people, we are continually looking for
partners that enable us to find creative solutions to deliver high-quality,
cost-effective services,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and
Chief Executive Officer for Barnabas Health. “Our agreement with
Quest enables us to offer patients a standardized level of care throughout
our laboratories at all seven Barnabas Health hospitals.”
Through this partnership, patients and consumers will have expanded information
connectivity options, reduced laboratory testing costs and access to Quest’s
IntelliTest Analytics solution, which provides timely access to utilization insights.
Clinical testing volumes are expected to be fully transitioned by mid-year of 2016.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes.
Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results,
our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease,
inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually
serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals
in the United States, and our 45,000 employees understand that, in the
right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire
actions that transform lives.
About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery
system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the region, with more than
two million patient visits and delivery of more than 20,000 babies annually.
The system includes seven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical
Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City
Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch,
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel
Medical Center in Newark, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston
(four are teaching hospitals); two children’s hospitals, a freestanding
100-bed behavioral health center, a trauma center, ambulatory care centers,
geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network,
comprehensive home care and hospice programs, retail pharmacy services,
a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and four accountable care
organizations. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas
Health includes more than 21,000 employees, over 5,200 physicians, and
500 residents and interns.
Quest Diagnostics Contacts:
Denny Moynihan, Quest Diagnostics (Media):
Dan Haemmerle, Quest Diagnostics (Investors):
Barnabas Health Contact:
Carrie Cristello, Barnabas Health (Media):