Kimberley BC (May 27, 2008) -- LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services is pleased to announce that effective May 1st, 2008, it has assumed the management of the Kimberley Medical Clinic laboratory at 260 4th Avenue.
“LifeLabs has provided testing and support services to our Kimberley lab for many years, so this is a natural progression that ensures continued high quality lab services in our community,” says Dr. Shaun van Zyl, one of the principals of the Kimberley Medical Clinic.
“We’re delighted to be providing our services in Kimberley,” adds Nigel Terrett, vice president of operations for LifeLabs BC. “And the same staff will continue to provide the same access to the same services Kimberley residents have been accustomed to for many years. The only thing that will change is the name on the door.”
“Having community-based access to lab services is critical,” says Dr. van Zyl. “In fact, lab test results form the basis of more than 70% of the medical treatment decisions doctors make. We’re fortunate to have had such efficient well-delivered lab services over the years, and to know that this integral part of our local health care delivery will continue.”
“Physicians and their patients across BC have relied on our lab services for almost 50 years,” notes Nigel Terrett, “and we look forward to continuing that tradition as part of the community of Kimberley.”
LifeLabs provides laboratory testing services that help physicians and other healthcare professionals diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent illness in patients. LifeLabs employs more than 3000 professionally trained staff, who deliver more than 50 million laboratory tests annually to over 10 million patients and nearly 20,000 physicians. LifeLabs has operated in Canada for nearly 50 years. Today it is owned by Borealis Infrastructure, a global leader in infrastructure investing, with assets in energy, transportation and infrastructure buildings, including long-term care facilities and hospitals, pipelines and telecommunications. For information, visit www.lifelabs.com.
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