Logansport Memorial Hospital (LMH) and The Medical Foundation, a clinical laboratory and pathology group located in South Bend, have reached an agreement to contract all laboratory service. Current LMH laboratory employees and LMH laboratory assets will transfer to the Foundation effective January 1, 2014.
As Logansport Memorial Hospital looks to the future and evaluates all opportunities for continued viability, the long-standing relationship with The Medical Foundation was examined. The Foundation and Logansport Memorial Hospital have had a business relationship for more than fifteen years. The Medical Foundation is considered to be a leader among the nation's diagnostic laboratories. With more then 700 employees, The Medical Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, provides a wide range of top-quality,cost-effective health services for communities in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.
"We are pleased to have negotiated this contract," commented David Ameen, President/CEO, Logansport Memorial Hospital. "The new contract with the Foundation provides added benefit to the community. It will allow our hospital to upgrade equipment and expand our capabilities. The Medical Foundation is a good fit and their mission aligns with ours. We anticipate a seamless transition."
Logansport Memorial Hospital and Cass County will benefit from the broadened relationship through:
- Capital resources for equipment purchases
- Expansive vendor relationships that will result in lower pricing for equipment
- Services offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Quicker turnaround time on select lab procedures
- On-going educational opportunities for employees
- Opportunities to build upon quality standard scores
"The Medical Foundation has had a long relationship with Logansport Memorial Hospital and are excited to join efforts to provide outstanding care, as laboratory experts, to patients in the community. As our relationship with LMH gets stronger, we look forward to welcoming the laboratory employees into our Medical Foundation family," said Dr. Robert Tomec, President/CEO, The Medical Foundation.