Sonic Healthcare USA (SHUSA) was formed in 2007 as the umbrella organization overseeing Sonic Healthcare Ltd’s operation in the United States. At present there are nine divisions within SHUSA.
SHUSA facilitates communications and collaboration among its member laboratories and searches for new medical laboratories to join the SHUSA federation. We seek laboratories that share our values and vision of providing physicians with the highest quality laboratory testing, delivered with personalized service, catering to the individual needs of the local medical community.
Similar to Sonic Healthcare Ltd’s federation structure in Australia and New Zealand, each laboratory in the United States is an independent entity with its own management and medical team that are united by Sonic Healthcare’s common values. In the federation structure, laboratories operate autonomously, responding to the local needs of the medical communities they serve, tailoring their offerings to meet the demands of each community’s physicians. By sharing and comparing information among federation members, best practices can be developed and adopted by federation members, as needed.
All laboratories in SHUSA share the goals and values of Sonic Healthcare Ltd.
The history of SHUSA begins in 2005 with Sonic Healthcare Ltd’s acquisition of Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) of Austin, Texas. Coincidentally, CPL operated with a similar federation structure, having acquired Fairfax Medical Laboratories of Chantilly, Virginia and Pathology Laboratories, Inc. , of Toledo, Ohio in 2003. CPL shared many of the core values of Sonic Healthcare and following CPL’s acquisition of Cognoscenti Health Institute and Sonic Healthcare’s acquisition of American Esoteric Laboratories in 2006, SHUSA was created to oversee its growing federation of independent regional medical laboratories in the United States. CPL’s senior management migrated to form SHUSA’s management team at its inception. Additional divisional laboratories now include Sunrise Medical Laboratory of New York, Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, and the most recent additions in 2010 of CBLPath in Rye Brook, NY and Physicians Automated Laboratory in Bakersfield, California.