BioReference Wins Lab Contract With Westchester Medical Center
OPKO’s BioReference Laboratories (Elmwood Park, NJ) has signed a long-term service contract with the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (Valhalla, NY) to provide inpatient lab administrative services, reference testing and outreach testing services.
WMCHealth has 10 hospitals on eight campuses across the Hudson Valley Region of New York, including Westchester Medical Center (885 beds) and MidHudson Regional Hospital (243 beds). Altogether, WMCHealth has an annual laboratory department budget of approximately $65 million and performs over seven million lab tests per year.
Under the agreement, BioReference will provide inpatient lab administrative services and purchasing management services for lab equipment and supplies initially for Westchester Medical Center.
In addition, BioReference’s main lab in northern New Jersey will become the primary reference lab and perform clinical lab outreach testing for the entire hospital network. The agreement does not involve anatomic pathology services.
Jon Cohen, MD, Executive Chairman at BioReference, expects the company to sign similar agreements with other health systems in the future.