Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services, and Lee Health, a Southwest Florida community-owned health system, are teaming up to enhance the quality and value of diagnostic services to patients and their doctors.

“We are excited to team up with Lee Health, a leading healthcare provider in Southwest Florida,” says Steve Rusckowski, chairman, president and CEO, Quest Diagnostics. “As people return to care and hospitals contend with post-COVID challenges, hospital systems like Lee Health are turning to Quest for help on executing their lab strategy, taking advantage of our expertise, innovation and scale so they can focus on what they do best, providing quality care to their patients.” 

Under the agreement Quest will provide supply chain expertise in laboratory equipment, supplies, and procurement processes for five hospitals owned by the Southwest Florida health system and selected outpatient centers. Quest will also continue to perform reference testing for Lee Health. 

“We are pleased to partner with Quest Diagnostics to help us streamline our lab operations,” says Lawrence Antonucci, MD, MBA, president and chief executive officer of Lee Health. “The ability to leverage Quest’s purchasing power for equipment and supplies and their expertise in supply chain logistics allows us to continue to provide high-quality care to our patients.”