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About Us

Who We Are

Sonora Quest Laboratories is an integrated laboratory system servicing over 7,000 clients throughout Arizona including hospitals, physicians, and managed care organizations. We have approximately 2,700 employees statewide and perform over 75,000 diagnostic tests per day. Our comprehensive on-site test menu includes routine testing to more esoteric cytogenetic studies.

At Sonora Quest Laboratories, our Ethical Behaviors, Mission, Vision, and Values are more than just words on paper. They are the guidance we use in everything we do.

Our Mission

  • Safely perform error free work, on time, every time.

Our Vision

  • To be recognized as the trusted leader in diagnostic testing and information services.

Our Values

  • Integrity
    Our behaviors exhibit the highest ethical standards and reflect our commitment to respect the dignity of those we serve and each other.
  • Accountability
    We are obligated and willing, as an organization, and as individuals, to accept responsibility for our actions.
  • Compassion
    We are caring and respectful in our dealings with patients, customers and each other.
  • Collaboration
    We believe in teamwork and the limitless possibilities of collaborative energy. We achieve excellence by putting collective goals ahead of personal interests. We support and encourage open communication and meaningful cooperation among colleagues from varying backgrounds and disciplines. We respect individual differences, and we value diversity.
  • Quality
    This value is central to our success; the patient comes first in everything we do. Our passion is to provide every patient and every customer with services and products of uncompromising quality - error free, on time, every time.

Our Ethical Behaviors

  • Honorable
  • Truthful
  • Fair
  • Decent
  • Just

Our LEADership Philosophy

At Sonora Quest Laboratories, strong leadership begins at the top, and our President & CEO, David A. Dexter, “walks the talk.” David was honored as the “2008 CEO of the Year” by the Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards (ACE). The Phoenix Business Journal selected him as one of “The Top 25 Most Admired CEO’s in the Valley for 2009.”

Yet David gives the credit for those honors to his leadership team and the employees of Sonora Quest Laboratories, who conduct  business by living our core Values and following our Code of Conduct and Ethical Behaviors, which is why Sonora Quest Laboratories was chosen by The Better Business Bureau of Greater Arizona as a ‘2011 Ethics Award Winner.’

Sonora Quest Laboratories has been named a ‘Best Places to Work’ by the Phoenix Business Journal for six consecutive years, most recently in 2013. Our Leadership and our employees also make a difference by supporting many charities in the communities in which we work and live, and our efforts were recognized by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as the Top Corporate Sponsor in the Southwest Chapter for 2009. In addition, Sonora Quest Laboratories and our employees were honored with the ‘2009 Arizona Community Impact Award’ by the Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards, an award that given to one company each year in Arizona that is really making a difference for those in need.

Arizona Business Magazine and Best Companies AZ honored Sonora Quest Laboratories as one of their 'The Most Admired Companies in Arizona for the past four years, most recently in 2013.' Additionally, and also in 2013, they recognized Sonora Quest Laboratories with a Spotlight Award for Leadership Excellence.

We know that the key to our employees enjoying a healthy work/life balance is directly linked to the people skills of our entire leadership team. That is why every leader at every level is trained, coached, and accountable for developing their skills in the key competencies that continue to build our leadership legacy: 

  • Coaching and developing employees
  • Driving individual, team, and organizational performance
  • Inspiring loyalty and trust within and among team members
  • Managing work
  • Partnering within and across teams
  • Influencing through personal power
  • Selecting talent

And as for “walking the talk”, our CEO and members of the Senior Leadership Team personally attend our LEAD modules to dialogue with participants and reinforce the high value Sonora Quest Laboratories places on leadership development.