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UMass hospital sells part of lab unit

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, which has been restructuring operations to improve its finances, said Tuesday it has signed an agreement to sell the hospital’s clinical outreach laboratory business to Quest Diagnostic for an undisclosed price.

The medical center, part of UMass Memorial Health Care — the largest health care system in Central Massachusetts — said the sale was the first step toward an alliance in which UMass Memorial could take a financial stake in a new venture that would operate a state-of-the-art lab in Massachusetts.


Quest, a leader in diagnostic testing, information, and services, runs a full-service lab in Cambridge and a specialty neurology testing subsidiary in Worcester. Those would move into a new Central Massachusetts facility under the proposed venture. It would perform testing now done at UMass Memorial.

Robert Weisman

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