Grady Improves Patient Care with Enhanced Laboratory Services through Beckman Coulter Partnership

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(l-r) Dr. Rhonda Scott-Grady COO, David Varner-Beckman Coulter VP of global sales operations, Dr. David Koch-Grady Director of Clinical Chemistry, and Dr. Karen Mann-Medical Director Grady Clinical Laboratories

Atlanta’s Grady Health System is the first in the Southeastern United States to improve its patient care through Beckman Coulter’s multi-disciplinary Power Express laboratory system. The key is the integration of its hematology connection, which enhances and streamlines laboratory operations.

In partnership with Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, the Grady core laboratory’s launch of the Power Express automation line provides state-of-the-art hematology and chemistry diagnostic capabilities, as well as workflow process improvements.

“Utilizing advanced medical technology to improve efficiency, while providing fast and reliable results to clinicians that meet our high quality standards, is a vital component in our efforts to enhance patient care,” said Dr. Karen Mann, Grady’s Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories. “Beckman Coulter offers us cutting-edge capabilities as well as a true partnership to help build and develop workflow efficiencies.”

Grady performs approximately 13 million tests annually. The laboratory is now able to deliver even more efficient results with the addition of the Beckman Coulter Power Express automation line; it consolidates multi-disciplinary workflow with a single point of entry for all core laboratory disciplines such as hematology, immunoassay and chemistry.

“Every diagnostic test represents a patient who deserves fast, reliable results. Beckman Coulter has developed a strong partnership with Grady to identify and implement workflow improvements and help centralize their diagnostics needs into a core laboratory that will provide the best patient outcomes,” said David Varner, Beckman Coulter vice president, global sales operations.

About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest safety-net health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children’s affiliate.

With its nationally acclaimed emergency medical services, Grady has the premier Level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady’s American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Other key services include Grady’s Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Georgia’s first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Breast Health Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center–one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.

About Beckman Coulter
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics develops clinical diagnostic products that help advance and optimize the clinical laboratory. Beckman Coulter’s instruments, systems and tests help streamline processes to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and expedite the delivery of results. For 80 years, Beckman Coulter has been a global leader devoted to providing solutions to laboratories of all sizes, offering a broad portfolio of chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, urinalysis, microbiology, automation and information systems. Beckman Coulter is dedicated to advancing healthcare for every person and moving science, innovation and the lab forward. For more information, visit www.beckmancoulter.com.

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