The Hurley Medical Center Laboratory is a state-of-the-art full-service clinical laboratory that performs nearly 3.3 million tests per year and has been continuously accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC; formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or JCAHO). The laboratory has occupied most of the first floor of the North Tower of the medical center since it was built in 1976.
In 2005-2006, the facility was redesigned and rebuilt to allow for the installation of one of the largest laboratory automation systems in the country. The Siemens (formerly Bayer) automation track is 63 feet in length and accommodates a total of nine analyzers, two centrifuges and two sample managers. Tests performed by analyzers on the automation track account for 85% of all of the laboratory testing, in the specialties of chemistry, immunochemistry, hematology, coagulation and urinalysis. We provide the largest menu of testing services, in scope and in volume, available in the area.
The Laboratory Services Department is a member of the Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories (JVHL) network, comprising 120 Michigan-based hospital-affiliated laboratories. The mission of the JVHL is to improve the delivery of local services to managed care plan members and participating physicians with high-quality, convenient and efficient laboratory services.