LifeLabs Brings Services to Greater Napanee
New Collection Centre Ensures Continuity in Lab Service to Local Patients and Physicians
Napanee, ON (July 13, 2009) -- LifeLabs today opened a new facility in Greater Napanee where patients can go to have specimens collected for an extensive menu of laboratory tests ordered by area physicians. The new patient service centre is located at 310 Bridge Street W., Unit C-02, in the Lenadco Medical and Community Health Centre (the Old Lenadco Building) and is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We’re pleased to make our laboratory testing services accessible to the residents of Greater Napanee,” said Ida Goodreau, LifeLabs President and CEO. ’And we look forward to working in partnership with local physicians and other healthcare providers to improve patient health outcomes in the community.”
LifeLabs delivers a broad range of community laboratory tests, which are used by healthcare providers to accurately assess individual patient needs and identify effective treatments. Laboratory testing is integral to the healthcare system. Some reports estimate that lab results constitute 70% of a patient’s medical record, while up to 80% of all clinical treatment decisions are based on results from laboratory tests.
“Since the transition to the provincial model for community laboratory testing was announced earlier this year, LifeLabs has been working with area physicians to ensure a smooth transition for patients,” said Helen St. Germain, LifeLabs’ Regional Manager for Eastern Ontario. ”Other than a new address for the collection of patient specimens there will be no change to the lab services patients have come to expect.”
Tests performed by LifeLabs which are covered under OHIP are provided free to patients and testing will continue to be conducted within the South East LHIN region. In addition to providing local access to lab testing services through the LifeLabs patient service centre, LifeLabs also offers home visits to housebound patients and long-term care facilities.
Moving to a new location enabled LifeLabs to create a more comfortable patient experience with a larger waiting area and more room to serve patients. The new location is wheelchair accessible, offers plenty of free parking, is conveniently located inside a medical facility which houses physician offices and a pharmacy and is in close proximity to the local hospital.
LifeLabs has been operating in southeastern Ontario for more than 30 years and today has patient service centres in Bancroft, Belleville, Brockville, Kingston, Napanee, Perth, Picton, Smiths Falls and Trenton. Testing is performed within the South East LHIN region at testing facilities in Belleville and Kingston. For a complete list of LifeLabs locations, visit www.lifelabs.com.
LifeLabs provides laboratory testing services, which help physicians and other healthcare professionals diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in patients. LifeLabs employs more then 3000 professionally trained staff, who deliver more than 50 million laboratory tests annually to over 10 million patients and nearly 20,000 physician customers. 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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