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Quest Diagnostic to buy Summit Health

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Quest Diagnostic has entered into a definitive purchase agreement under which Quest will acquire Summit Health. Summit Health is a leading provider of on-site prevention and wellness programs primarily for employers.

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Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2004, Summit Health is a privately held company headquartered in Novi, Michigan with an office inScottsdale, Arizona. Summit Health has one of the largest national networks of nurses who staff on-site wellness programs for employers, health plans, retail clinics and other wellness-focused organizations.

The company's services include biometric and other health screenings primarily by finger stick specimen collection, as well immunizations, coaching and educational seminars.

Summit Health's services complement the health and wellness business of Quest Diagnostics, which includes the company's Blueprint for Wellness health assessment services for employers and individuals.

These services feature personalized reports based on results of clinical lab testing and other biometric measures, and are supported by the company's clinical laboratory testing operations, approximately 2,200 patient service centers, and ExamOne network of health examiners in the U.S.

"Disease prevention and wellness programs are critical to better outcomes and lower costs. Together, our two companies will give employers, health plans and individuals greater access to a uniquely broad range of prevention and wellness services that use diagnostic insights to inform early intervention and preventive care and ultimately reduce healthcare costs," said Steve Rusckowski, president and CEO, Quest Diagnostics.

"Summit Health and Quest share the same vision of empowering people to improve their health using diagnostic insights. By joining forces, we will be uniquely positioned to help clients and their employees and members promote healthier lives, reduce costs and support the national focus on prevention and wellness," said Richard Penington, CEO, Summit Health.


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