Porter Regional Hospital Completes Renovation and Expansion of Outpatient Laboratory at Glendale Medical Center

2013-06-21T18:43:00Z 2013-06-21T18:48:08Z Porter Regional Hospital Completes Renovation and Expansion of Outpatient Laboratory at Glendale Medical CenterContributed by Karen Keltner nwitimes.com
June 21, 2013 6:43 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital recently completed the redesign and expansion of its Outpatient Laboratory at Glendale Medical Center, 1101 East Glendale Blvd. in Valparaiso.

The renovation strategically placed the new outpatient lab to the front of the building for easier access and more than doubled its square footage to better accommodate patients while reducing wait times. The new lab now features four patient draw rooms and new advanced testing capabilities and equipment.

According to Porter Regional Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Brian Sinotte, the expansion and strategic relocation to the front of the medical center will help Porter better serve its increased patient demands for outpatient lab services. “Our lab services are dedicated to performing patient testing quickly and conveniently,” said Sinotte. “Additionally, the new Glendale lab design provides a calm, relaxing environment which can help make for a more positive patient experience while getting tests done.”

Porter Regional Hospital operates six labs throughout its system that perform more than one million procedures each year. The menu of services includes approximately 900 lab tests as well as blood bank services. All blood and blood products are made available through the American Red Cross. Limited testing and complete phlebotomy services are performed on site at the various satellite labs.

Porter’s laboratories have earned state and national recognition for the services they provide. The laboratory is overseen by board-certified clinical pathologists and staffed by 100 associates, including medical technologists, medical laboratory technologists, medical assistants, histologists and microbiologists, who are certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. The health system's laboratories are fully accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Joint Commission.

The new updated lab at Glendale Medical Center serves patients from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call Porter’s new outpatient lab at 219-464-0232.

Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton and Jasper counties. With more than 350 physicians representing 50 medical specialties on the medical staff, Porter Health Care System is a leader in technology and overall patient care.

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