Ronald DeLellis, MD
Pathologist-in-chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the services offered by Lifespan Laboratories and about the people who provide them.
One of the most comprehensive, efficient and advanced pathology centers and clinical laboratories in New England, Lifespan Laboratories provides test results to physicians throughout Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. And our capabilities are growing all the time. Our dedicated staff of clinical laboratory scientists and other laboratory personnel are central to our commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Our surgical pathology division is staffed by pathologists with subspecialty expertise in a wide range of areas. Our fully automated core laboratory, one of the region's largest and most sophisticated testing facilities, sets a new standard for speed and accuracy.
With the launch of the automated lab in 2001, we began dramatically expanding our outreach program. Today, the program comprises a network of patient service centers, open during convenient hours, in medical buildings and other sites around Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. The number of facilities continues to grow. Couriers pick up samples and deliver them to our automated lab. Results are then reported to physicians and other health care providers.
Physicians can access the results immediately if they're registered with LifeLinks, the most advanced patient data management system in the area. Lifespan's pioneering LifeLinks system gives health care providers instant access 24 hours a day to patient information from virtually anywhere via a secure, confidential wide-area network.
In a single electronic repository, LifeLinks combines information previously maintained on hundreds of individual computers, including clinical tests and lab results, medical records from all Lifespan hospitals, discharge summaries, surgical notes and more. LifeLinks reports pathology test results in as little as three hours. LifeLinks also allows you to avoid duplication by checking instantly whether a critical test has already been ordered.
Our high standards and ongoing pursuit of excellence are evidenced by continued accreditation from the College of American Pathologists and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks). We look forward to helping you provide the best possible care to your patients. Thank you.