Animal Reference Pathology

ARUP Laboratories Wins Legacy Award Presented by Premier Healthcare Alliance

Utah-based laboratory recognized for operational excellence.

SALT LAKE CITY, June 13, 2013—ARUP Laboratories announced a victory today as a recipient of the first-ever Legacy Award by the Premier healthcare alliance.

The Utah-based laboratory is one of 18 suppliers to receive the Legacy Award this year. Winners are recognized for their outstanding support for alliance members through their Premier partnership, local customer service and engagement, value creation through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our work with Premier healthcare alliance and are lucky to be working with an organization that believes in and shares our goals,” said Dr. Edward Ashwood, president and CEO of ARUP Laboratories.

Stephanie Millikan, vice president of national contracts at ARUP, accepted the award at Premier’s 2013 annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio. The award ceremony was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12.

“ARUP Laboratories has been supporting Premier alliance members for many years, and offering valuable products and services, which help lower supply-chain costs and improve operating efficiencies,” said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services at Premier. “ARUP has supported alliance members during periods of increased need at the local level. We’re honored to recognize ARUP as one of the first Legacy Award recipients.”

For more information about this and other awards won, please visit our awards page.

About ARUP Laboratories

Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation’s top university teaching hospitals and children’s hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and other government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology®.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is the nation’s largest performance-improvement alliance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 other sites, using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network with more than $5 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains clinical, financial, and outcomes databases based onone1 in every four patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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