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Incyte Diagnostics Selects Don Larsen as CEO 

Spokane, Wash., January 14, 2015 — Incyte Diagnostics has announced that Don Larsen has been selected as the organization’s chief executive officer (CEO). He assumed permanent CEO duties on January 1, 2015 after acting as interim CEO since June, 2014.  Don has enjoyed 30 years in the health care industry, including being a CFO and CEO at several Hospital Corporation of America/Columbia facilities and in regional positions for the same organization. Additionally, Don held several positions with AmeriPath, a national anatomic pathology laboratory company, including being the CEO of two anatomic pathology labs and a regional executive director.

Press Release: Incyte Selects CEO

Lourdes Health Network Selects Incyte Diagnostics 

Spokane, Wash., October 31, 2014 — Effective November 1st, Incyte Diagnostics will begin providing anatomic laboratory services for Lourdes Health Network, which includes Lourdes Medical Center and Clinics. Richard W. Long, M.D. has joined Incyte Diagnostics and our group of 40 board certified pathologists. Dr. Long currently serves as Medical Director of Lourdes Medical Center Laboratory and will continue in that role.

Incyte Diagnostics Acquires Accupath Labs 

Spokane, Wash., July 3, 2014 — Incyte Diagnostics has acquired Accupath Laboratory Services, Inc. in Seattle, WA. Accupath has provided clinical and anatomic pathology services in the Seattle community for over 45 years and is the newest addition to the Incyte Diagnostics organization.  Accupath’s owner, Robert R. Hasselbrack, M.D., will be joining Incyte Diagnostics.  Dr. Hasselbrack is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Press Release: Accupath Labs

Incyte Diagnostics Welcomes New Hematopathologist 

Spokane, Wash., June 18, 2014 — Incyte Diagnostics welcomes a new hematopathologist, Stephen H. Hooper, M.D. Dr. Hooper is board certified in hematopathology, anatomic and clinical pathology.  Dr. Hooper graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed his residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He has been a physician in the U.S. armed forces for 20 years prior to arriving in Spokane. Dr. Hooper joined Incyte Diagnostics in June and he will be working primarily at our Walla Walla facility.

Press Release: Dr. Stephen Hooper

Incyte Diagnostics Acquires MCL in Yakima, WA

Spokane, Wash., May 1, 2014 — Incyte Diagnostics has acquired the pathology group Medical Center Laboratory (MCL) in Yakima, Washington.  MCL has provided clinical and anatomic pathology services in the Yakima community for over 40 years and is the newest addition to the Incyte Diagnostics organization.

Press Release: Incyte Acquires MCL

Incyte Diagnostics Welcomes Another New GI Pathologist

Spokane, WA, February 12, 2014 — Incyte Diagnostics welcomes a new pathologist, Isaac R. Grindeland, M.D. Dr. Grindeland is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with a fellowship in gastrointestinal (GI) pathology. Dr. Grindeland graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed his residency at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, CO.

Incyte Diagnostics Welcomes New GI Pathologist

Spokane, Wash., 24 December 2013 —  Incyte Diagnostics welcomes a new pathologist, Stanley T. Leung, M.D. Dr. Leung is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialty training in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology at the Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Leung graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and practiced pathology in the Quad Cities. Dr. Leung joined Incyte Diagnostics in early January.

Incyte Diagnostics Expands Women’s Health Services

Spokane, Wash., 01 October 2013 —  Incyte Diagnostics welcomes Bruce A. Britton, M.D. to its growing Women’s Health Services Department. Prior to joining Incyte Diagnostics, Dr. Britton was practicing pathology in Missoula, MT.  Dr. Britton has 20 years of pathology experience. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialty training in gynecologic pathology and breast pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Britton joined Incyte Diagnostics on October 1st.

New Molecular Infectious Disease Testing Options

Spokane, Wash., 26 June 2013 —  Incyte Diagnostics now offers molecular infectious disease testing in our Women’s Health division. These primarily gynecologic tests aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of viral, fungal, and bacterial infections of the gynecologic tract. Nucleic acid testing using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methodology provides high levels of sensitivity in testing for the presence of these organisms. Please contact an Incyte Diagnostics’ representative or our test directory for the most up-to-date information on available tests.

Incyte Diagnostics’ Bellevue Location Receives CAP Accreditation

Spokane, Wash., 23 January 2013 —  Incyte Diagnostics’ Bellevue laboratory has been awarded accreditation based on the results of a recent onsite inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Program.  The facility’s director, Andrew Hing, M.D., PhD., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Incyte Diagnostics Bellevue is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.  The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960’s, as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.

Incyte Pathologist Receives CAP USFNA Special Practice Certification

Spokane, Wash., 23 October 2012 —  Felix Martinez, Jr., M.D. has been awarded the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Advanced Practical Pathology Program (USFNA AP3) Special Practice Certificate. The award recognizes successful completion of an educational program that requires rigorous study and on-site practical training in ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA).

New State-of-the-Art Guided Scanners for Cytology Lab

Spokane, Wash., 04 October 2012 —  Incyte Diagnostics recently implemented the Becton Dickinson (BD) Focal Point™ GS Imaging System in its Cytology Department.  This computer-driven microscope, which is electronically linked to the Focal Point Slide profiler, automatically moves to fields of view identified to be the most abnormal on the slide.

Incyte Diagnostics and Eastside Pathology Announce Merger

Spokane, Wash., 07 August 2012 —  Incyte Diagnostics, based in Spokane, WA, and Eastside Pathology, based in Bellevue, WA, have entered into a preliminary merger agreement.  This merger creates a Northwest regional pathology practice where physicians and hospitals can now access thirty-six board certified pathologists with expertise in 27 disciplines/subspecialties.

Incyte Diagnostics Expands Dermatopathology Services Department

Spokane, Wash., 11 July 2012 —  Incyte Diagnostics welcomes  Alden R. Webb, D.O., to its growing Dermatopathology Services Department.  Incyte Diagnostics’ dermatopathologists work closely with area dermatologists to provide the best care for patients with skin conditions and diseases.

Incyte Diagnostics Named As AGORA Awards Finalist

Spokane, Wash., 16 April 2012 —  Incyte Diagnostics has been selected as one of four finalists in the large business category for the 2012 AGORA Awards.  The finalists were announced recently by Greater Spokane Incorporated and the 2012 AGORA Judging Committee.  The AGORA Awards were created to recognize business excellence in the greater Spokane area.

Incyte Diagnostics’ Medical Director Receives College of American Pathologists Certificates of Recognition

Spokane, Wash., 06 December 2011 —  Incyte Diagnostics’ Laboratory Medical Director, David C. Hoak, M.D., recently received the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Medical Director Advanced Practical Pathology Program, as well as the Breast Predictive Factors Testing (BPFT)Advanced Practical Pathology Program Certificate of Recognition.

Incyte Diagnostics Announces the Expansion of Its Oncology Diagnostic Services

Spokane, Wash., 7 September 2011 — Incyte Diagnostics welcomes hematopathologist, Ayumi I. Corn, M.D., to its growing cancer diagnostic division. Incyte Diagnostics’ hematopathologists work closely with area oncologists to decide the best treatment for patients with diseases of the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes.

Incyte Diagnostics Purchases Davis-Sameh-Meeker Laboratories

Spokane, Wash., 22 Mar 2011 — Incyte Diagnostics announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Davis-Sameh-Meeker Laboratories (DSM) in Walla Walla, Washington. The expected closing date for the sale is April 1, 2011. DSM Laboratories has provided clinical and anatomic pathology services in the Walla Walla community for 63 years.

Incyte Diagnostics Medical Director Elected President of The American Pathology Foundation

Spokane, Wash., 6 Oct 2010 — The American Pathology Foundation (APF) recently elected David C. Hoak, M.D. as its 41st President. This is a two year appointment, which commenced earlier this month. APF is a non-profit professional society, which provides quality educational programs and practice management resources for its members including pathology practice managers/administrators and pathologists in private practice, hospital and academic settings, independent labs and residency.

Incyte Diagnostics Increases Lab Efficiencies With New Staining Instruments

Spokane, Wash., 6 July 2010 — Incyte Diagnostics has completed implementation of the BenchMark ULTRA from Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. to its suite of staining instruments.  The BenchMark ULTRA is a fully automated, random and continuous access slide staining system that processes IHC (immunohistochemistry) and ISH (in situ hybridization) tests simultaneously, with stat capabilities for rapid patient diagnosis.

Incyte Pathologist Making A Difference In Region’s Dental Health

Spokane, Wash., 21 May 2010 — Incyte Pathologist, Robert Achterberg, DDS, MS, has been making a difference in the Spokane community since he and his wife, Nancy, moved here in 2003.  When Dr. Achterberg isn’t signing out cases at Incyte Diagnostics, he is actively working on bettering Spokane’s dental health for those citizens who can least afford it.

Incyte Pathologist Wins 2010 Spirit of Planetree Physician Champion Award

Spokane, Wash., 18 May 2010 — Kadlec Regional Medical Center announced that Brian Staley, M.D. is the winner of this year’s Spirit of Planetree Physician Champion Award, which recognizes a physician who champions the Planetree model of patient-centered care and whose actions demonstrate her or him to be a role model for other medical staff members.