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Facing a shortage of talent, Alverno Laboratories offers $10,000 sign-on bonus for midnight MT and MLT positions

June 4, 2021

With a talent shortage across various critical sectors, including the healthcare industry, Hammond-based Alverno Laboratories is finding ways to creatively attract talent. The company, comprised of 2,116 associates, currently has 288 open positions. In an effort to fill 29 critical midnight Medical Technologist (MT) and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) positions, Alverno is offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus … Read more

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Groundbreaking COVID-19 project led by Lake Central High School students tests hundreds of staff

March 23, 2021

Lake Central High School seniors Lilah Lopez, Thao Nguyen and Graham Weber created a groundbreaking, school-wide coronavirus antibody research project over the summer of 2020. The project’s purpose was to determine the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in teachers and staff prior to starting the school year. More than 750 Lake Central School Corporation staff members … Read more

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How an Integrated Laboratory Network “Helped” the Pandemic Efforts of two hospital systems

February 15, 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to build testing infrastructure rapidly was uncommon. However, for Alverno Laboratories, this has become the new norm. The integrated laboratory network of 32 hospitals Alverno serves had an urgent need for SARS-Cov-2 testing. Through its partnerships, Alverno was able to secure multiple instruments and the reagents needed to … Read more

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As blood supplies shrink, more “hero” donators needed

July 30, 2020

A byproduct of COVID-19 has been a historic low in blood supply. Judi Spadoni, Alverno Laboratories’ site director at Franciscan Health Dyer since 2005 and a lab tech for more than 40 years, said she’s never seen blood supplies at this low of a level. “This time of year is traditionally when we see lower … Read more

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Alverno Laboratories testing thousands of COVID-19 specimens daily

May 20, 2020

Alverno L aboratories continues to be an industry leader in developing rapid response to COVID-19 testing. “We are building an arsenal of capabilities to continue our battle with this terrible disease that has affected so many lives in so many ways,” Alverno CEO Sam Terese said. “Alverno’s focus is to provide our healthcare professionals with … Read more

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Alverno Laboratories begins COVID-19 testing for hundreds of patients daily

April 1, 2020

“We are excited to be able to do our part in relieving some of the pressure on the national testing pipeline for COVID-19,” Terese added. “We understood early that providers such as LabCorp would quickly be flooded with specimens and that turnaround times would increase as the days passed. We kept watch on which testing … Read more

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Here’s how Alverno Laboratories is helping to diagnose deadly Sepsis

February 25, 2020

Alverno Laboratories has implemented new technology that will allow medical personnel to diagnose Sepsis as much as 24 hours faster. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sepsis, a life-threatening medical emergency, is “the body’s extreme response to an infection.” Sepsis occurs when an infection a  patient already has – in their skin, lungs, urinary … Read more

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Alverno launches test that helps doctors diagnose heart attacks faster

December 31, 2019

A High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assay allows ER doctors to diagnose heart attacks within two hours of a patient’s arrival and may help women as well Heart attacks will be detected faster and more accurately due to a new state-of-the-art, High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assay used by Alverno Laboratories. The assay was implemented in phases … Read more

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Here’s how Alverno Laboratories works to battle the opioid crisis with state-of-the-art technology

November 20, 2019

Alverno Laboratories is taking the opioid crisis head on with the implementation of groundbreaking, Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (LCMS) drug testing technology. The state-of-the-art technology, which is being implemented at Hammond, Indiana-based Alverno’s network of hospitals in Illinois and Indiana by early 2020, will be available locally to allow medical personnel throughout Indiana and Illinois … Read more

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How Alverno Laboratories has become a regional force in the Midwest to transform healthcare

November 19, 2019

Alverno Laboratories’ CEO Sam Terese said his company is at the forefront of the initiative to transform and systemize healthcare as Alverno becomes more of a regional force in the Midwest. Hammond, Indiana-based Alverno Laboratories, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is one of the largest integrated laboratory networks in the United States. It … Read more

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Mount Sinai, Holy Cross and several AMITA hospitals added to Alverno Laboratories growing network

September 17, 2019

Alverno Laboratories, one of the largest integrated laboratory networks in the United States, has added two key Chicago hospital laboratories, along with several suburban AMITA Health hospital laboratories. Alverno Laboratories, one of the largest integrated laboratory networks in the United States, has added two key Chicago hospital laboratories, along with several suburban AMITA Health hospital … Read more

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Making The Customer Experience A High Priority

August 23, 2019

The Alverno Laboratories’ Customer Experience committee’s journey is fully engaged, to actively listen to their customers and employees. It was three years ago that Sam Terese, CEO and President of Alverno Laboratories, brought the concept of customer engagement to the table for the diagnostic laboratory setting. “Sam has a vision for the company,” explained Susan … Read more

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Groundbreaking Cancer Diagnoses Using Precision Medicine

August 7, 2019

Groundbreaking cancer diagnoses has arrived in Northwest Indiana for the first time with Hammond-based Alverno Laboratories’ implementation of Precision Medicine into its network. Precision medicine seeks to predict which treatment and eventually prevention strategies for a certain disease will work in which groups of people. Alverno Laboratories CEO Sam Terese said the company purchased instrumentation … Read more

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Alverno Laboratories Will Be First U.S. Network to Install Groundbreaking Digital Pathology Services from Philips

May 30, 2019

Alverno Laboratories, one of the largest laboratory networks in the United States, to launch groundbreaking digital pathology services from Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology. Once fully implemented by early 2020 Alverno Laboratories, located in northwest Indiana, will the single largest installed number of Philips scanners in the world. The laboratory network will use Philips … Read more

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Next Generation Sequencing

April 11, 2019

Alverno Laboratories conducts genetic testing in the battle against cancer Using state-of-the-art testing of DNA, Alverno can help diagnose and treat tumors with a customized plan. Cancer. It’s the word no one ever wants to hear. But, in the unfortunate event you or a loved one do hear it, there’s comfort knowing that Alverno Laboratories … Read more

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Alverno Laboratories’ Journey Continues

March 20, 2019

In our last blog, we discussed our emphasis on creating a patient experience that incorporated trust and confidence. Today, we’re thrilled to share with our readers the rebranding of Alverno Laboratories, and what that means for you today and tomorrow. With the emphasis on patient care, diversity, faith and achieving excellence, Alverno Laboratories rolls out … Read more

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What your lab report really says about your health

January 23, 2019

Decoding your test results is important to understanding your health status You visit your primary care physician or health practitioner for your annual physical, and he/she orders blood work as part of the process. Many patients don’t give it a second thought, unless the office calls with less than stellar news. Even if the test … Read more

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Pap test preparation is critical to achieve reliable results

January 20, 2019

PCL Alverno wants you to know the optimal preparation to get the right results the first time According to a physicians’ report published in the Journal of Family Practice, a ThinPrep pap test is better at detecting cervical cancer precursors than the standard pap smear test. (1) While that’s good news for women being tested, … Read more

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Life in the lab

January 15, 2019

Is working in a medical laboratory a good fit for you? Alverno Laboratories offers insight into the incredible world of Medical Laboratory Scientists and Technicians. Alverno Laboratories currently manages 26 hospital laboratories and provides laboratory services to two free standing emergency departments as well as thousands of physician offices and other clients in the Midwest. … Read more

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Helping you understand your laboratory costs

January 10, 2019

PCL Alverno provides patients with an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) when the health care provider believes that Medicare may not pay for an item or service that Medicare usually covers because it is not considered medically reasonable and necessary for this patient in this instance. PCL Alverno is dedicated to helping their patients be healthy … Read more

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Food Or Poison?

January 2, 2019

Foodborne Diseases Alverno Laboratories’ use of sophisticated testing of blood or stool can identify foodborne diseases with excellent accuracy and turnaround times as short as four hours. The recent health scare of foodborne disease linked to Romaine lettuce resulted in 172 cases of food poisoning spread across 32 states. 75 people were hospitalized, and one … Read more

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The Next Generation Patient Experience

December 13, 2018

PCL Alverno strives to bring “The Alverno Experience” to every patient through emphasis on customer engagement. In the field of medicine, trust is paramount. Alverno is cognizant of how important trust is in their relationship with patients and have taken extraordinary measures to ensure “The Alverno Experience” exceeds all patient expectations. “The goal is to … Read more

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