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Sonora Quest Number One in “Ranking Arizona’’ survey


PHOENIX (March 8, 2012) – Sonora Quest Laboratories has been named the state’s number-one bioscience firm by “Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2012.’’

Ranking Arizona is Arizona’s largest opinion poll. Categories are selected by the staff of Arizona Business Magazine, and the general public votes throughout the year for its favorites in a variety of industries.

Sonora Quest, headquartered in Phoenix, was established in 1997.  It is Arizona’s largest clinical laboratory network in Arizona and will provide laboratory testing services for more than six million patients in 2012.

With more than 70 patient service centers located throughout the state, Sonora Quest employs more than 2,500 people.

In 2005, Sonora Quest received the Governor’s Award for Quality. In subsequent years, it has received awards from the Better Business Bureau of central and northern Arizona and three consecutive Best Places to Work awards from The Phoenix Business Journal.
Sonora Quest Laboratories is a subsidiary of Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, which is a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics.

Sonora Quest Laboratories is an integrated laboratory system serving more than 7,000 clients throughout Arizona including hospitals, physicians, and managed care organizations. We perform more than 70,000 diagnostic tests per day.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or leases 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.

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