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About Alverno

Our Story

Discover Alverno Labratories

Alverno is an award-winning laboratory. In 2014 we received the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation. We were also named Laboratory of the Year by ADVANCE Healthcare Network’s For the Laboratory magazine in 2016.

Our Story

Discover Alverno Labratories

Alverno is an award-winning laboratory. In 2014 we received the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation. We were also named Laboratory of the Year by ADVANCE Healthcare Network’s For the Laboratory magazine in 2016.

Our Journey

Alverno Laboratories was established in 1999 as Alverno Clinical Laboratories, Inc. as an integrated laboratory network of six hospitals. In 2005, the joint venture between Franciscan Alliance and Provena Health established us as one of the first integrated networks serving two distinct healthcare systems with 18 hospitals, creating Alverno Clinical Laboratories, LLC. In 2008, Resurrection Healthcare joined the network to expand our coverage to 26 hospital laboratories, becoming Professional Clinical Laboratories, LLC. In 2011, Provena Health and Resurrection Healthcare joined to create Presence Health. In 2018 AMITA Health acquired Presence Health and so the AMITA Health hospital laboratories joined the Alverno network in August of 2019. As of 2023, we own or serve more than 30 hospital laboratories throughout the Franciscan Alliance and Ascension Illinois (formerly AMITA) health systems, along with other hospital laboratories.

Today we are known as Alverno Laboratories, returning to our Alverno faith-based heritage. After two decades we continue to adapt, grow, and achieve excellence. Our logo emphasizes the diverse and expert staff, without which we would not be the success we are today.

Core Principles

Our Guiding Principles
for Excellence

Mission Statement

In the spirit of Christ’s healing ministry, Alverno Laboratories continually improves the delivery of quality diagnostic data and laboratory services to our partners and caregivers. Our commitment advances the health, wellness, and continuity of care in the communities we serve.

Vision Statement

Alverno Laboratories leads and grows through innovative partnerships, cutting edge technology, informatics, and creative people.

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Our Journey

Under the banner of Alverno Laboratories, we return to our Alverno faith-based heritage, embracing over two decades of adaptation, growth, and excellence. Our emblem symbolizes the diversity and expertise of our staff, the cornerstone of our success.

  • 1999: Alverno Laboratories was established as Alverno Clinical Laboratories, Inc., as an integrated laboratory network of six hospitals.
  • 2005: The joint venture between Franciscan Alliance and Provena Health established us as one of the first integrated networks serving two distinct healthcare systems with 18 hospitals, creating Alverno Clinical Laboratories, LLC.
  • 2008: Resurrection Healthcare joined the network to expand our coverage to 26 hospital laboratories, becoming Professional Clinical Laboratories, LLC.
  • 2011: Provena Health and Resurrection Healthcare joined to create Presence Health.
  • 2018: AMITA Health acquired Presence Health
  • 2019: AMITA Health hospital laboratories joined the Alverno network
  • 2023: We own or serve more than 30 hospital laboratories throughout the Franciscan Alliance and Ascension Illinois (formerly AMITA) health systems and other hospital laboratories.
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Forward Momentum

Innovation Guided by Purpose

The modern meaning of innovation can be described as applying better solutions to meet new requirements or addressing unarticulated market needs. Alverno took an innovative approach by forming partnerships with companies rather than just dealing with "vendors." This approach enabled the securement of multiple instruments and necessary reagents for in-house testing in March 2020.
We have implemented high-sensitivity troponin throughout our hospital laboratory system for increased accuracy in diagnosing heart attacks and new technology to diagnose sepsis as quickly as 24 hours.
We have also introduced Digital Pathology to improve turnaround times for patients waiting to hear about a potentially serious diagnosis. If a cancer diagnosis is made, Alverno goes one step further with Precision Medicine, allowing healthcare providers to identify the best treatment for their patient's specific type of cancer. In 2023, we are partnering with IBEX to deploy Artificial Intelligence to help identify certain cancers, starting with prostate cancer.
By staying abreast of innovation, we have prioritized patient care, delivered quicker test results, and saved lives.

Awards

Alverno is an award-winning laboratory. In 2014 we received the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation. We were also named Laboratory of the Year by ADVANCE Healthcare Network’s For the Laboratory magazine in 2016.

2014: Received the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation
2016: Named Laboratory of the Year by ADVANCE Healthcare Network for the Laboratory magazine

Services

We practice good diagnostic medicine and deliver high-quality, non-urgent testing services, including:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Hematology
  • Serology
  • Virology
  • Digital Pathology
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Chemistry/Urinalysis
  • Microbiology
  • Next-Gen Sequencing
  • Allergy Testing
  • HIV
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Hepatitis
  • Pain Management
  • Infectious Disease
  • Women’s Health

For more information on our expanding list of services, as well as specimen collection guidelines, please visit: www.testmenu.com/alvernolabs/.

Accreditations

Recognized Quality

Professional Clinical Laboratories, LLC dba Alverno Laboratories is subject to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA-88) and maintains current CLIA licenses.

Alverno Laboratories is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). We are also ISO 15189 certified and a member of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).

For a printable copy of our CAP certificate or the CLIA certificate, please use the links provided below.

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