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September 11, 2012

Sonora Quest Laboratories Named one of the Most Admired Companies



Tempe, Arizona – September 11, 2012 – Sonora Quest Laboratories, a subsidiary of Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, announced today that they have been recognized by BestCompaniesAZ and Arizona Business Magazine as a winner for the third annual Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards (MAC). This is the third consecutive year that Sonora Quest Laboratories has received this award.

Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: Workplace Culture (as voted by employees), Leadership Excellence, Corporate and Social Responsibility (community and environment), and Customer Opinion (as assessed by customers).

This is the most comprehensive and most prestigious corporate awards program in Arizona for it recognizes the contributions and impact these “most admired companies” bring to our state”, says Denise Gredler, co-founder of the Most Admired Companies Program.

Peter Michaelson, Chief People Officer for Sonora Quest Laboratories, added, “We are honored again to have received this prestigious award. This type of recognition is not easily earned. Our gratitude goes to our employees who help us create a great work environment for all employees.”

The Arizona’s Most Admired Companies were honored on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at an awards reception at the Ritz Carlton Phoenix.

For complete details visit www.BestCompaniesAZ.com.


About Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona:

Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, is the nation’s largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 2,600 employees serving more than 6.6 million patients annually throughout Arizona. It is the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 20 million diagnostic tests per year. It offers a local comprehensive test menu which encompasses routine to esoteric cytogenetic studies, including anatomic pathology and molecular biology. Ninety-eight percent of all testing is performed at the laboratory’s primary testing facilities located in Tempe, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Yuma.

Sonora Quest Laboratories, ranked one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona by the Phoenix Business Journal for four consecutive years, most recently in 2011, continues to be recognized for their exemplary quality processes. In 2011, they were awarded with a Business Ethics Award by the Better Business Bureau of Greater Arizona. In 2005 they became the first and only health care establishment to ever receive the Arizona Governor’s Award for Quality.  This recognition followed two Showcase in Excellence Awards in 2004 and the Arizona Pioneer Award for Quality in 2003. For more information about Sonora Quest Laboratories visit www.SonoraQuest.com.


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About BestCompaniesAZ: 

BestCompaniesAZ is consulting partner for AZ Magazine’s Top 25 Workplaces for Women award program.  BestCompaniesAZ is dedicated to identifying, developing and promoting great companies and workplaces in Arizona. Services include employee opinion surveys, best practice benchmarking, employment branding, recruitment strategies, and award consultation and promotional services for Arizona’s Best Companies. To learn more about BestCompaniesAZ statewide programs and events, visit www.bestcompaniesaz.com or call 480-545-5151.