Randy Woelfel, senior vp of ancillary providers, stated the growth will let Summit Well being course of as many as 8 million assessments per 12 months—roughly greater than thrice the quantity processed at its outdated lab in Berkeley Heights, which predated the merger and dealt with solely samples from Summit Medical Group.
CityMD beforehand despatched its sufferers’ assessments to exterior reference laboratories akin to Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, though it purchased two diagnostics programs in the course of the pandemic to course of Covid-19 assessments.
Now “we management the price, we management the standard, we management the turnaround time,” Woelfel stated.
Due to automation and high-tech tools, the lab will be expanded to course of as many as 20 million assessments per 12 months, if wanted, he stated. About 75 folks will work there, he stated—roughly the identical as on the Berkeley Heights lab.
“We did much less assessments with extra folks, and now we’ll do extra assessments with fewer folks,” he stated.
Summit Well being, headquartered in Berkeley Heights, has greater than 2,500 suppliers, 12,000 staff and 340 places in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Oregon.