PLS Company Overview: The Solution for SNFs
Christopher Cochrane, Project Manager of Premier Lab Solutions (PLS) had the opportunity to be interviewed by INtouch Senior Services team Kerry Halcomb and Ligia Naik for the 4th Annual NFSMPHX Expo for Senior Living event. In their discussion, they chat about how Premier Lab Solutions is one of the fastest-growing local mobile laboratories as well as many of the new services being rolled out in the coming months.
Who We Are and What We Do
Premier Lab Solutions is one of the fastest growing, privately held, woman-owned regional businesses headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona with over 400 employees serving the public, government entities, education districts, skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care facilities.
What sets Premier Lab Solutions apart from other labs is a white glove touch, all-in-one lab experience. From scheduling with customer support to collection, transport, processing, and finally, resulting, PLS offers the handling of the entire sequence. Mobile lab services such as Mobile Phlebotomy have been a boon to the healthcare industry, filling in the gaps during the nursing shortage.
Full Respiratory testing provides full-service COVID services that is readily available with fast turnaround times. Detection of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus is available via Molecular PCR Swab, At-Home Saliva collection for Molecular PCR and with our High Efficiency Antigen Testing. All tests are effective for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
New Services: Pharmacy
Soon Premier Lab Solutions will be rolling out a Pharmacy division of the company. Premier Pharmacy Solutions will offer door-to-door prescription delivery, as well as automated compliance packaging machines, new storage systems, and new automated medication lockers.
New Services: Wound
Premier Wound Solutions is an independent wound care program specializing in advanced wound treatment. Utilization of this service results in improved healing times, reductions in hospitalizations, and overall improved outcomes for patients while reducing care costs to facilities.
New Services: Mobile Phlebotomy
The Premier Lab Solutions Mobile Phlebotomy team is available to travel to facilities as well as directly to patients’ homes. This service encompasses full-service treatment and provides all necessary labor, materials, supplies, and equipment for specimen collection. Everything is done in-house, ensuring security, reliability, and efficiency.
HIPAA Protection Efficiency
Premier Lab Solutions keeps collections and testing processes in-house, which results in an efficient, streamlined, secure process. No chain of custody, no worry of losing samples, and no outside parties adding more variables means better privacy and security of patient and administrator data.
One Team, One Goal
After seeing complex use of third-party services and tedious processes, the owners sought to create an all-in-one business model that alleviates the burden for administrators and facilities, freeing them up to focus on what they do best – patient care.
To learn more about what Premier Lab Solutions can do for you, contact us. Laboratory experts are standing by ready to assist.