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Rapid testing platform for COVID-19 fully funded through community support


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According to Providence St. Mary Laboratory Director, David Jansen, the Cepheid GeneXpert testing platform, when fully functional, will produce test results in approximately 45-minutes, drastically reducing the days it takes now to ship and process tests. 

WALLA WALLA-In less than a week, private citizens, cities, agencies and fire departments in the Walla Walla area stepped up to donate over $174,000 through the Providence St. Mary Foundation to make rapid testing for COVID-19 available in this community.

As hospitals across the nation grapple with the economic pressures from the pandemic, it is becoming increasingly difficult to generate the operating revenue needed to invest in technologies and equipment.  The hospital's foundation is playing a big role in strengthening Providence St. Mary's local response by funding direct patient and ca...

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