Sysmex Express Visits SMH
Laboratory on wheels provides training, saves money
Timothy Ingram, Director of Clinical Diagnostics at Stephens Memorial Hospital arranged for the Sysmex Express to visit SMH this week so that hospital clinical laboratory staff could evaluate Sysmex equipment while also receiving training. He states, "This visit by Sysmex America's Sysmex Express was valuable because it allows our staff technology access and training on our campus without incurring costs for travel and related expenses. It also saves us time."
The Sysmex Express is a laboratory on wheels that provides rural and small to mid-size hospitals throughout the country with an opportunity to view Sysmex equipment at their door steps, and to personally speak with highly-trained technicians.
The onsite van enables the entire hospital-equipment purchasing teams, (from the medical technologists, lab directors and pathologists to the Chief Financial Officers), to view clinical laboratory equipment demonstrations simultaneously. This allows an environment of open
discussion among the key players involved in the acquisition decision. Hospitals, in turn, realize the benefits of reduced spending on travel and related expenses, while hospital employees' time away from work is minimized.
About Sysmex America
Sysmex America, Inc., the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, (MORE)
automation and information systems. Serving customers for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex, please visit www.sysmex.com/usa.
Stephens Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, a member of MaineHealth. Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.
Photo caption: Laboratory Supervisor, Mike Rolfe, MLT, IM(NCA), and Joy Hall, MT observe some new equipment.