Executive Summary

Huntsville Hospital has had a stable growth trajectory over the past 20 years, becoming the second-largest hospital in Alabama. With progress, however, comes challenges. For Huntsville Hospital, costs and staffing struggles — along with a consistent rise in annual billables — prompted a decision to invest in new technology that could help the hospital manage growth and continue to provide a high level of care.

In a quest to transform its lab and improve medical value, Huntsville Hospital partnered with Roche Diagnostics. Huntsville Hospital’s transformation reduced direct costs, salary costs and worked hours for billed tests. Ultimately, it helped drive sustained growth so the hospital could continue to expand its outreach and serve the community at large.

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Huntsville Hospital at a Glance

   

2nd largest hospital in Alabama

   

1,800 patient beds

   

124,000 visits to the Emergency
Department

   

11,000 specimens processed per day 
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