Case Studies


Sunsrise Medical Lab Redefines Workflow to Discover Significant Gains

High Volume Reference Laboratory Implements Lean Principles to Improve Turnaround-Times and Increase Clinician Satisfaction
Sunrise Medical Lab
Perspective by Elaine Hinds, MS, MT (ASCP)
Microbiology Manager

Sunrise Medical Lab experienced an across the board reduction in TATs of 10 hours after implementing the recommendations from the Workflow Optimization provided by bioMérieux Performance Solutions team. Even more impressive, its 25th percentile improved from over 61 hours down to 39, a 37% decrease. Read the full case study.


Children's National Medical Center Improved Turn-Around-Times for Results and Enhanced Clinical Decision-Making with Lean Lab Implementation

Lean Lab Implementation Improves Microbiology Turn-Around-Times for Results and Promotes More Confident Clinical Decision-Making
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Perspective by Joseph Campos, Ph.D.
Director of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories

Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) is a nationally recognized hospital that specializes in providing innovative and quality pediatric care. In 2009, CNMC and bioMérieux partnered to tackle workflow inefficiencies, improve turnaround times (TATS), and dramatically improve patient outcomes. To learn more on how the Lean/Six Sigma processes, offered from bioMérieux, enhanced the microbiology lab at CNMC read the full case study.



Laboratory Automation in a 200 Bed Hospital? See how Dameron Hospital made it possible.

Investment in Automation and Efficiency Pays off for Small Hospital
Dameron Hospital Association, Stockton, CA
Perspective by Richard Wong, CLS, MT (ASCP),
Administrative Director of Dameron Hospital's Pathology Clinical Laboratory

Dameron Hospital in Stockton, California may not be a large hospital when compared to some of the enormous health systems found across the U.S. but it has seen a tremendous increase over the years in the demand for fast, accurate testing from the microbiology lab. The lab's leadership quickly recognized that lab automation and better workflow optimization were necessary to meet the growing demand. Read Full Case Study