November 14 2011 - TrinCARE Clinical Lab Selects Mayo Medical Lab for Advanced Testing

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2011

For more information:
John Moore
Public Information Officer
Trinity Mother Frances
(903) 531-4542
moorej@tmfhs.org

TRINCARE CLINICAL LABORATORIES SELECTS MAYO MEDICAL LABORATORIES FOR ADVANCED TESTING

TYLER, TX – TrinCARE Clinical Laboratories, an affiliate of Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, has selected Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory. This selection will give TrinCARE access to Mayo Clinic’s extensive menu of laboratory tests and clinical expertise.

TrinCARE Clinical Laboratories is the largest hospital-based reference lab in east Texas, offering a comprehensive test menu and a full range of support services for area health care providers utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Through its worldwide network of more than 4,000 clients, Mayo Medical Laboratories enables hospitals, medical centers, and health care organizations around the world to send tests to the laboratories of Mayo Clinic, which are some of the most sophisticated in the world. Through this arrangement, TrinCARE will offer its communities immediate, collaborative access to complex tests performed by Mayo Clinic.

"We are committed to providing prompt and accurate laboratory services delivered with the latest information technology," said Todd Hancock, COO, TrinCARE. "Most laboratory testing will continue to be done locally by TrinCARE with only the most specialized tests being sent to Mayo Clinic. For those in need of laboratory testing, specimens will continue to be collected either at the health care providers’ clinic or one of the TrinCARE Patient Service Centers. The selection of Mayo Medical Laboratories will offer east Texas physicians and the patients they serve access to the same advanced clinical diagnostic testing available at the Mayo Clinic. We are proud to be able to make this announcement."

Specimens provided to TrinCARE Clinical Laboratories will be transported via air to Mayo Clinic, with test results often available the following day through a computer interface. Additionally, Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists in every specialty laboratory will be available for consultation regarding test selection, utilization and methodologies, and result interpretation.

For more information about TrinCARE services, please visit trincare.com or call (903) 510-1193.

About Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital, a long-term acute care facility, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty medical group, with over 300 physicians and mid-level providers representing 38 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving east Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhc.org.

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