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RMC and Quest Diagnostics to Deliver High-Value, Innovative Lab Services

SECAUCUS, N.J. and ORANGEBURG, S.C., Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Regional Medical Center (RMC) of Orangeburg, S.C., are teaming up to enhance the quality and value of diagnostic services for patients and their doctors through a new partnership agreement under which Quest will provide full laboratory management services. 

"We are very pleased to partner with RMC, and we share their passion for delivering quality, compassionate care to patients," said Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, President and CEO, Quest Diagnostics.  "Large and small hospital systems alike are partnering with Quest to help execute their lab strategies in today's pressurized health care environment.  We look forward to assisting RMC in its mission to deliver comprehensive care for health issues that are prevalent in South Carolina."    

Under the agreement, Quest will provide management expertise, laboratory equipment, reference testing, supplies and procurement processes for RMC.   

"This new relationship allows us to remain focused on improving patient care and outcomes, while teaming up with a leader in the field who has access to the most sophisticated diagnostic equipment available," said Charles Williams, President and CEO of Regional Medical Center.  "We look forward to working with Quest Diagnostics and benefitting from the expertise, scale and innovation they bring to the table." 

About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health care 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 46,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. 

About the Regional Medical Center
Owned by Orangeburg and Calhoun counties, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) health system includes a 286-bed, acute-care hospital certified by The Joint Commission and 24 primary care and specialty care practices. RMC has advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and is designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). 

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SOURCE Quest Diagnostics

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