Blessing unveils new lab machines
7 months, 3 weeks ago by Denise Donley
Analyzer units will help doctors perform more efficiently
Representatives from the Diagnostics division of Roche toured the Blessing Hospital Laboratory on Thursday to see Blessing’s new lab
Blessing recently purchased and installed two cobas 6000 analyzer series manufactured by Roche Diagnostics, which sells this system
globally. One of the cobas units Blessing purchased represents the 6,000th sold by Roche.
“It’s a milestone for us because this is the 6,000th of these platforms that we’ve installed worldwide,” said Roche Diagnostics Senior Vice President Joe Crowley. “It’s great state of the art technology but it’s also tried and true technology.”
The cobas 6000 analyzer units test blood samples for routine and specialized chemistry tests to help physicians diagnose illness or track the course of treatment.
Blessing has been working on this project with Roche for 18 months.
“We felt that they (Roche) fit in this space. We want a company today who is looking at the delivery system not only today but also how we are going to work in this space in the future and how are they able to work with the technical people to make sure they delivery results in a timely way that they can act with them,” said President and CEO of Blessing Hospital Maureen Kahn. “I think the fact that they’re about team work is very important to us because our work in health care is about teamwork, trust and relationship building.”
Blessing Hospital Laboratory performs nearly 675,000 tests a year.