Sysmex Canada to Standardize Hematology for Champlain LHIN

    Hospitals to Benefit from Improved Efficiency and Labour Utilization

<p><location>TORONTO</location>, <chron>Nov. 3</chron> /CNW/ -- Toronto-based Sysmex <location>Canada</location>, Inc. and the Eastern Ontario Regional Lab Association (EORLA) today announced their exclusive five-year Vendor Supply and Capital Equipment Service Agreements.  Sysmex <location>Canada</location> will standardize hematology instruments, reagents, training, services and support for Champlain LHIN's hospitals, reference laboratory and allied health facilities within its network, said <person>Carl Rocha</person>, General Manager, Sysmex <location>Canada</location>, Inc.   Vendor selection was based on Sysmex instrument reliability, ease-of-use, enhanced patient data, and multi-site standardization capability.  Professional recommendations from a clinical laboratory working group consisting of Champlain's medical technologists, administrative directors and hemato-pathologists contributed to Champlain's decision, said Rocha.</p>
<p>"Our decision to partner with Sysmex <location>Canada</location> was driven by our need to seek out a laboratory equipment manufacturer that had a proven track record of instrument uptime and one that enabled greater work efficiency while cost-effectively producing accurate results.  Sysmex's reliability and its standardization capability enables us to meet these needs across 16 multi-sized, multi-sites while sustaining a quality of patient care that meets standards set forth by EORLA," said Antonio Giulivi, M.D., Division Head, Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The <location>Ottawa</location> Hospital.</p>
<p>"The proven performance reliability and results accuracy of our instruments will serve Champlain well as its network of hospitals and clinics balance the need to provide quality patient care with the need to deliver that care as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.  Sysmex <location>Canada</location> is honored to play a role in the sustainability of Champlain's clinical hospital laboratories' services," said Rocha.</p>
<p>Champlain's Sysmex purchases include XS-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers, XT-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers, XE-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers, pocH-100i Hematology Analyzers and several automation platforms.  Sysmex WAM Middleware also is a consideration for several sites.</p>

    About Eastern Ontario Regional Lab Association (EORLA)
<p>Headquartered in <location>Ottawa</location>, <location>Canada</location>, EORLA is a member owned non-profit corporation providing hospital-based clinical laboratory and pathology services to the 16 acute care Hospital Members located in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network of Eastern Ontario.  The Member Hospitals of EORLA provide a variety of patient care services including, but not limited to, oncology, pediatrics, surgery/cardiac surgery, internal medicine, emergency services/trauma-level patient care and psychiatry/mental health services.  EORLA Member Hospitals include: Almonte General, Winchester District Memorial, The <location>Ottawa</location> Hospital (Riverside, General and Civic Campuses) St Francis Memorial, Renfrew Victoria, Queensway Carleton, Pembroke Regional, Kemptville District, Montfort, Glengarry Memorial, Hawkesbury and District, Deep River and District, Cornwall Community, Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), <person>Carlton Place</person> and Arnprior and District Memorial.</p>

    About Sysmex Canada, Inc.
<p>Sysmex <location>Canada</location>, Inc. is the Canadian headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (<location>Kobe</location>, <location>Japan</location>).  Sysmex is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, 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 <a href=""></a>.</p>


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