News | February 27, 2014

PCL Alverno Clinical Laboratories And Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Announce Partnership To Innovate Laboratories To Better Serve Patients

Brea, CA /PRNewswire-iReach/ - With a strong commitment to advancing innovation in the clinical laboratory, PCL Alverno Clinical Laboratories awarded Beckman Coulter Diagnostics a new installation agreement. Processing more than 23 million tests per year, and dedicated to improving the quality of patient care, PCL Alverno was recently named a leader in innovation in Indiana and is the largest microbiology lab in the Midwest. PCL Alverno will modernize their laboratories with more than 150 new instruments beginning in 2014, implementing Beckman Coulter's innovative automation solutions and expertise in workflow processes.

The contract includes a hematology extension of the laboratory network's current sole source agreement, a new Iris urinalysis agreement, AU chemistry instruments, DxI immunoassay instruments and four automation lines.

"PCL Alverno is delighted to embark on this partnership with Beckman Coulter," said Sam Terese, president, Alverno Clinical Laboratories, LLC. "We are dedicated to innovation and to improving the quality of care we deliver to patients in the community and believe that Beckman Coulter is the best partner to help us accomplish our goals in this evolving healthcare environment."

"We are honored that PCL Alverno has chosen to partner with Beckman Coulter Diagnostics to provide solutions that deliver quality results through automation and standardized workflow processes in the laboratory," said John Nosenzo, senior vice president of Global Customer Operations, Beckman Coulter Diagnostics.  "This partnership demonstrates our shared commitment to patient care and allows us the opportunity to jointly advance and optimize the laboratory – the foundation of patient care."

With corporate headquarters in Hammond IN, PCL Alverno is a joint venture of two distinct Catholic healthcare systems: Presence Health (IL) and Franciscan Alliance (IN). PCL Alverno provides laboratory services for 26 hospitals in Indiana andIllinois and has a large reference lab for outreach work.

About Alverno
PCL Alverno is a full service, community-based medical laboratory performing over 750 tests in both clinical and anatomic pathology. Its innovative, state-of-the-art laboratory is the only free-standing, local reference lab in its service area. PCL Alverno offers the convenience and personal customer service of a local laboratory with the sophistication of a large reference laboratory. PCL Alverno's pathologists are part of the pathology practice of Pathology Consultants, Inc.

About Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics develops clinical diagnostic products that help advance and optimize the clinical laboratory. Based in Brea, Calif., Beckman Coulter's instruments, systems and tests help streamline processes to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and speed the delivery of results. For more than 75 years, Beckman Coulter has been a global leader devoted to providing solutions to laboratories of all sizes – offering a broad portfolio of chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, urinalysis, automation and information systems. Beckman Coulter is, and always has been, singularly devoted to moving science, innovation and the lab forward. For more information, visit www.beckmancoulter.com.

Beckman Coulter, the stylized logo, AU and DxI are trademarks of Beckman Coulter, Inc. and are registered in the USPTO. Iris is a trademark of Iris International, Inc. and is registered in the USPTO.

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SOURCE: Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

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