Creating Partnerships With Patients In Mind
To address the issues among hospitals of rising costs, tighter regulations, labor shortages, low reimbursements and the constant pressure to improve quality and safety, PAML has succeeded in developing a nationally recognized Laboratory Outreach Program that partners’ with community-based hospitals.
Our Laboratory Outreach Program is a way for existing hospital-based labs to grow their business by garnering a greater share of a currently aligned physicians' test ordering and by attracting the work of physicians not previously using the hospital laboratory for routine or esoteric testing.
At PAML, we believe healthcare delivery is a local issue. By partnering with local laboratories, we are able to compete effectively with the national laboratory systems. This gives our partners a competitive advantage, keeps costs down, and improves quality and service to physicians and patients.
Partnering with local laboratories also allows the hospitals to increase their testing volume and productivity, while lowering the inpatient testing costs.
Our partnerships with hospitals range in scope and complexity from simple testing relationships to full LLC joint ventures - combining inpatient and outpatient testing. Rather than offer only a “one size fits all” approach to outreach services, we work with hospitals to custom-tailor programs that fit the unique needs of the local market.
Joint Venture Partners
PACLAB Network Laboratories
PAML is a founding member of PacLab Network Laboratories, with the largest outreach lab market share in the region. Hospital partners include Providence Health System-Washington, Providence Everett Medical Center, Franciscan Health System, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Evergreen Healthcare, Valley Medical Center and PAML.
Founded in 1999, TCL is a joint venture of Kadlec Medical Center, Trios Health, Lourdes Health Network, and PAML. TCL provides laboratory services throughout central Washington.
Treasure Valley Laboratory
Founded in 1999 and based in Boise, Idaho, TVL is a joint venture between Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and PAML. TVL provides laboratory services throughout southern Idaho and eastern Oregon.
Alpha Medical Laboratory
Founded in 1996 and based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, ALPHA partners with Kootenai Medical Center and provides laboratory services throughout northern Idaho.
MountainStar Clinical Laboratories
Founded in 2008 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, MSCL is a joint venture with St. Mark’s Hospital, Lakeview Hospital and PAML. MSCL provides laboratory services throughout the northern and central portion of Utah.
Colorado Laboratory Services
Founded in 2010 and based in Denver, Colorado, CLS is a joint venture between 11 Centura Health Hospitals and PAML. CLS provides laboratory services throughout Colorado.
California Laboratory Associates
Founded in 2010 and based in Burbank, California, CLA is a joint venture between Providence Health & Services-California and PAML. CLA provides laboratory services throughout southern California.
Kentucky Laboratory Services
Founded in 2011 and based in Lexington, Kentucky, KLS is a joint venture between PAML and the Saint Joseph Health System. KLS provides laboratory services throughout Kentucky.