March 2011

Saint Joseph, PAML Announce Laboratory Joint Venture

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratory (PAML) and Saint Joseph Health System, Lexington, KY, will enter into a joint venture agreement to enhance laboratory outreach services in Kentucky. The joint venture will operate under the name Kentucky Laboratory Services. The new, limited liability corporation will combine the laboratory testing capabilities of three of Saint Joseph's seven hospitals - Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph-Jessamine - with the esoteric testing capabilities and outreach services of PAML. Approximately 90 percent of the testing completed by Kentucky Laboratory Services is expected to be performed in Kentucky, maintaining jobs and laboratory services within the state.