(Somersworth, NH): In support of its long-standing healthcare values and in its quest to stay at the forefront as a health care provider of choice, Goodwin Community Health Center (GCHC) has contracted with NorDx Laboratories (NorDx) to expand its services to the community it serves. Maine’s first independent licensed clinical laboratory will now manage and staff the laboratory component at Goodwin Community Health’s new Center in Somersworth, NH.

The exclusive service partnership begins August, 2011 and includes expanded laboratory services designed to enhance the continuum of services offered at Goodwin Community Health to its patients and physicians.

Janet Atkins, executive director at Goodwin Community Health, states, “We believe this collaboration supports our mission and values as a health care community resource providing vital services and it reinforces our focus on customer satisfaction and quality care. It will enhance our ability to provide rapid turnaround times on an increased number of laboratory tests and reporting services. Benefits also include the electronic exchange of information and the standardization of best practices.”

NorDx was selected to provide expanded laboratory services from a number of laboratories, including national providers. A multidisciplinary selection committee assessed the capabilities, credentials, and service and performance history, along with the mission and values of each bidder to ensure the best fit for Goodwin Community Health, its patients and its staff. After a rigorous review process, NorDx was selected as the laboratory provider of choice.

Stan Schofield, president of NorDx, states: “We’re proud to be selected by Goodwin Community Health and to have met their high standards of excellence. We believe it reflects the caliber of expertise and the comprehensive services NorDx offers right here, locally. We look forward to delivering laboratory services that deliver satisfaction and value to Goodwin Community Health’s patients and physicians.”

Goodwin Community Health is the only 501(c) (3) Community Health Center serving the Greater Strafford County area of New Hampshire and Maine. We make it affordable for local people to access the wellness services and quality primary care that lead to good Physical, Dental, and Mental Health. Goodwin Community Health operates on the same principles Mrs. Avis Goodwin started the organization on 42 years ago – everyone deserves access to quality health care, at an affordable price. Goodwin Community Health is currently accepting both insured and uninsured new patients. For more information connect with us on Facebook, at www.GoodwinCH.org or visit the new Goodwin Community Health Center at 311 Route 108, Somersworth, New Hampshire.

NorDx is a 501(c) (3) clinical laboratory and a member of the MaineHealth family. Since its inception in 1976 as Maine’s first licensed independent clinical laboratory, NorDx has grown to provide comprehensive, dependable, quality laboratory services to hospitals, physicians, other laboratories, and managed care providers in New England. For more information about NorDx and its services, contact Scott Taggersell at (207) 396-7808.

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