URGENT NOTICE ABOUT MODERN DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY'S SERVICES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Nancy Leveille and Stephen B. Hanse in Clinical & Quality

It has come to our attention today that the Department of Health has suspended Modern Diagnostic Laboratory's services effective May 23, 2018 until further notice. 

NYSHFA staff have had discussions with the highest levels at DOH to highlight the complex issues generated from this suspension of service and its impact on Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living residents. These include the lack of phlebotomists to draw blood, the need for stat blood results, the lack of ability to contract with another lab on such short notice before a holiday weekend and the lack of ability for other labs to adjust their resources to meet this sudden increased demand. NYSHFA will continue to assist DOH as they work towards solutions to maintain resident services. We will continue to update members as more information becomes available. 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS: 

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20 

Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
President & CEO
518-462-4800 x11