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Quest Diagnostics and HCA's HealthONE System Partner to Deliver High-Value and Innovative Laboratory Services at Six Denver-Area HealthONE Hospitals

MADISON, N.J. and DENVER, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and the HealthONE System of HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA) are teaming up to enhance the quality and value of diagnostic services to patients and their doctors through an agreement for Quest to manage in-patient laboratory operations for six Denver-area hospitals in the HealthONE system. 

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Under the agreement, Quest Diagnostics will manage HealthONE laboratory operations for the following Denver-area medical centers:  The Medical Center of Aurora; North Suburban Medical Center; Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center; Rose Medical Center; Sky Ridge Medical Center; and Swedish Medical Center.  Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 

"We are pleased to partner with HealthONE and bring our expertise to their laboratory operations, allowing HealthONE hospitals to focus on delivering great patient care," said Steve Rusckowski, President and CEO, Quest Diagnostics.  "Quest partners with hospitals around the country to help them build a lab strategy that benefits patients and at the same time reduces costs. "    

"The partnership with Quest Diagnostics will benefit our patients, physicians and hospitals," said Gary Winfield, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for the HealthONE system in Denver.  "Quest's experience and expertise in these operations is excellent and the partnership will bring increased efficiency to our clinical labs along with enhanced quality, consistency and communication."  

About Quest Diagnostics 
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes.  Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management.  Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 44,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. www.QuestDiagnostics.com

About HealthONE
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees.  As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care.  In addition, our family of services includes six hospital-based free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.

Quest Diagnostics Contacts: 
Denny Moynihan, Quest Diagnostics (Media): 973-520-2800 
Shawn Bevec, Quest Diagnostics (Investors): 973-520-2900

HealthONE/HCA Continental Contacts 
Dan Davidson, Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations for HealthONE: 303-788-2525

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SOURCE Quest Diagnostics; HCA HealthONE