ARUP Wins High Honor at 2014 CLSI Leadership Conference

SALT LAKE CITY, March 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) announced on March 25 that ARUP Laboratories is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Member Organization Leadership award.

The award was presented at CLSI's leadership conference in Baltimore, Maryland, and accepted by Charles D. Hawker, PhD, David G. Grenache, PhD, and Elizabeth Frank, PhD, on behalf of ARUP. Past winners of the Excellence in Member Organization Leadership award include Siemens Healthcare and Cleveland Clinic.

In announcing the award, CLSI noted: "ARUP has been a long-standing institutional member that has made a clear and unambiguous commitment to the vision and mission of CLSI to produce standards of utmost quality for the benefit of health care providers and laboratory professionals globally."

"ARUP is a strong believer in CLSI's mission and initiatives," said Dr. Edward Ashwood, CEO of ARUP Laboratories. "We are honored to be recognized and look forward to partnering with CLSI in the future in order to assist in improving quality of medical care worldwide."

Charles D. Hawker, David G. Grenache, and Elizabeth Frank are past winners of the following CLSI awards: Excellence in Mentoring in Standards Development, the John V. Bergen award, and Excellence in Consensus Management. Nineteen ARUP staff members currently serve as CLSI members.

About ARUP Laboratories

Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation's top university teaching hospitals and children's hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and other government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology®.

About CLSI

A not-for-profit membership organization, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) brings together the global laboratory community for a common cause: fostering excellence in laboratory medicine. We do so by facilitating a unique process of developing clinical laboratory testing standards based on input from and consensus among industry, government, and healthcare professionals.

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