CommonSpirit Health, announces opening of its Reference Lab, which will more than triple current COVID-19 testing
Chicago-based health system CommonSpirit, announced on September 8, 2020 the opening of its Reference Lab, which will triple their current COVID-19 capacity for the nonprofit’s 137 hospitals and 1000+ care sites. This will increase the country’s COVID-19 testing capacity by up to 70,000 tests per week. Read full release here!
Listen to a recent podcast and article with Connie Wilkins, System Lab Director at CHI Health in Nebraska, who was a critical part of the new Reference Lab at CommonSpirit.
The hospital lab has a spotlight on it for the first time . . . ever. At the center of COVID-19 testing during the first pandemic in 100 years, the hospital lab is being stretched to deliver unprecedented service, turn-around times and results. HPI sits down with Connie Wilkins, System Lab Director at CHI Health in Nebraska, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the hospital lab she leads and the next steps in preparing for both crisis and recovery from her perspective.