St. Anthony Community Hospital laboratory ranks top in Gallup Poll


DATE: April 18, 2011

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Deborah Marshall

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WARWICK,NY – National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 24-30, is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care. And the laboratory team at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY has a very good reason to celebrate this event.


Each year St. Anthony Community Hospital utilizes Gallup, the world famous leader in public opinion research, to survey physician satisfaction with its services. And as part of this survey, physicians affiliated with the hospital are asked to rate its laboratory’s quality, timeliness of reporting and availability of testing.

St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, is pleased to report that in the most recent Gallup survey, its laboratory ranked in the top 99th percentile of the nation receiving a “ World Class” rating.


“The laboratory professionals at St. Anthony are committed to our physicians and patients,” said Gerianne Horan, director of Laboratory Services. “Our team works to provide excellent laboratory results in a timely manner. We have worked with the physicians and the nursing department through many performance improvement initiatives and clinical transformation teams to improve quality and efficiency. Our goal is to be ‘Good Help to those in Need. ”The St. Anthony Community Hospital laboratory never closes.

Technologists and phlebotomists work around the clock performing over 400,000 tests per year for the Emergency department along with in-patient and outpatient populations. And all blood work is completed for in-patients by 6:30 a.m. so their physicians can have the results they need to make important decisions. 

“We have an outpatient drawing station in the hospital that services 80-100 people each day,” said Horan. “Physicians know and trust our phlebotomists and our laboratory and they readily send their patients here for blood work.”


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Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region's only open heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., based in Marriottsville, Maryland which is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in 7 states. For more information visit

















Front row seated: From left, senior technologist and Dedicated Service Award winner Petra Zavattaro and technologist Jean Pastorello.

Standing, from left: night technologist John Lopez, Office receptionist Judy Wright, phlebotomist Anne Tomporowski, point of care coordinator Donna Forsyth, technologist Haley Stanfield, chief technologist Julie Gallagher and Laboratory Director Gerianne Horan.

Laboratory staff not available for the photograph:

Technologists- Mary Bruno, Margie Abbadusky, Robin McPhillips, Gail Grove, Rob Ronayne, Peggy Murphy and Lynn Cheney.

Phlebotomists-Carla Gardepe, Laurie Carroll, Mike Dinos, Jackie Weber, Donna Tyrell, Rosie Mally, Wilson Ruiz and Cathy Pacos.

Lab office staff- Carla Helman and Naureen Syed.












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