Sonora Quest Laboratories and Safeway Expand Patient Service Centers

Sonora Quest Laboratories and Safeway Expand Patient Service Centers

Thursday, July 12, 2018   |   Category: Press Releases

Three Greater Phoenix locations open in summer of 2018

TEMPE, Ariz. (July 12, 2018) – Valley consumers can look to three new patient service centers within Safeway stores opening this summer – an extension of the collaboration between Sonora Quest Laboratories and Safeway aimed at helping people manage their health. These new locations will offer convenient lab testing services, the most accurate diagnostic capabilities and affordable direct-to-consumer testing through My Lab ReQuest™.

Safeway and Sonora Quest Laboratories launched the innovative patient service center concept in 2016, making lab testing available where people live, work and shop. The alliance helps customers save time by combining their shopping and healthcare experiences.

“We are delighted to work together with innovators like Safeway to bring fresh and creative solutions to their in-store guests by providing amplified healthcare access,” said Christina Noble, Chief Growth Officer with Sonora Quest Laboratories. “This directly supports our strategy to empower individuals to take control of their health and wellness.”

To date, there are 13 patient service centers located inside Safeway stores throughout Arizona, including these newest locations:

  • Opened June 14th: 1060 E Ray Rd, Chandler, 85225; Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment only
  • Opening July 17th: 1225 W Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, 85202; Tue. – Sat., 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment only
  • Opening July 17th: 28455 N Vistancia Blvd., Peoria, 85383; Tue. – Sat., 6 – 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

What’s more, patient service centers in Mesa and Peoria will be open full-days on Saturdays, an additional option for those with fulltime work schedules. Patients can visit on their desktop or mobile device to schedule an appointment, order laboratory testing, pay their bill, and access laboratory test results.

“At Safeway, we are committed to becoming a health and wellness destination for customers that includes bringing healthy foods, pharmacy services and diagnostic testing under one roof,” said Mark Panzer, Senior Vice President of Pharmacy, Health and wellness at Safeway. “We are grateful for our continued alliance with Sonora Quest Laboratories for convenient access to quality laboratory testing as a natural extension of the robust customer-centric offerings throughout our stores.”

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About Sonora Quest Laboratories
Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), is part of the nation's largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,100 employees serving more than 21,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. Sonora Quest Laboratories is the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 60 million diagnostic tests per year.

Sonora Quest Laboratories offers a local comprehensive test menu which encompasses routine, molecular, prescription drug monitoring, cytogenetic, and pathology testing services. Ninety-eight percent of all testing is performed at our primary testing facilities located in Tempe, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott and Yuma. Sonora Quest Laboratories is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) which is the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, helping laboratories to maintain accuracy of test results and ensure accurate patient diagnosis. This accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients as CAP inspectors examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and records, and overall management.

About Albertsons, NAI and the Safeway family of stores
The company is one of the world’s largest food and drug retailers, with more than 2,200 stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under 18 banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United, Pavilions, Star Markets, Market Street, Amigos, Carrs. The company is privately owned by a consortium led by Cerberus Capital Management.