Sigma Verification of Multicare Hospitals and Medical Clinics
The largest laboratory system to date has joined the Sigma VP program. Six laboratories from the Multicare health system in Washington state, USA.
Sigma Verification of the Laboratories of the Multicare Health System
Verification: November 30th, 2017
Duration of Verification: November 30th, 2017 through December 31st, 2018
"MultiCare Health System is a notforprofit health care organization with more than 18,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers.
We’ve been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital. And today, we are the largest communitybased, locally governed health system in the state of Washington."
Pictured here are Bill Robertson, President and CEO of Multicare Health System; Rob roth MD, Pathologist and Board Member; Sten Westgard; Florence Chang, EVP and COO; John Baker, the guiding force of this QC project; and John Joyce, VP of Ancillary Testing (Laboratory, Imaging, Respiratory)
Allenmore Hospital
The following assays and instruments which were verified
Assay 
Core lab c8000 IMC2 Verified 
Core Lab c16000 IMC6 Verified 
Core Lab c8000 IMC7 Verified 
Albumin 
Six Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Alkaline Phosphatase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Amylase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
ALT 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
AST 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Calcium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Cholesterol, total 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Cholesterol, HDL 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Creatinine 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Creatinine Kinase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

GGT 
Six Sigma 

Glucose 
Five Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Iron 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Lactate 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

LDH 
Five Sigma 
Four Sigma 

Lipase 
Five Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Magnesium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Phosphorous 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Potassium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Total Protein 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Triglycerides 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Uric Acid 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Additional institutions are detailed here:
Assay 
GH c4000 AR9 Verified 
GSH ci8200 AR7 Verified 
GSH ci8200 AR8 Verified 
Albumin 
Five Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Four Sigma 
Alkaline Phosphatase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Amylase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
ALT 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Four Sigma 
AST 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Bilirubin, Direct 
Six Sigma 
Four Sigma 

Calcium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Cholesterol, total 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Cholesterol, HDL 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Creatinine 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Creatinine Kinase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
GGT 
Six Sigma 

Glucose 
Six Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Lactate 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

LDH 
Five Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Lipase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Magnesium 
Four Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Phosphorous 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Potassium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Total Protein 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Triglycerides 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Uric Acid 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Assay 
AMCH ci4100 AR5 Verified 
AMCH ci4100 AR6 Verified 
Allenmore ci8200 AR4 Verified 
Albumin 
Four Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Alkaline Phosphatase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Amylase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

ALT 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
AST 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Bilirubin, Total 
Five Sigma 

Calcium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Creatinine 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Creatinine Kinase 
Six Sigma 

GGT 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Glucose 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Lactate 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
LDH 
Four Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Four Sigma 
Lipase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Magnesium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Phosphorous 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 

Potassium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Total Protein 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Uric Acid 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Even more institutions and instruments:
Assay 
Allenmore ci4100 AR3 Verified 
Covington ci4100 AR2 Verified 
Albumin 
Six Sigma 
Four Sigma 
Alkaline Phosphatase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Amylase 
Six Sigma 

ALT 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
AST 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Calcium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Cholesterol, total 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Cholesterol, HDL 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Creatinine 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Creatinine Kinase 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
GGT 
Six Sigma 

Glucose 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Iron 
Six Sigma 

Lactate 
Six Sigma 

LDH 
Four Sigma 

Lipase 
Six Sigma 

Magnesium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Phosphorous 
Six Sigma 
Four Sigma 
Potassium 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Total Protein 
Five Sigma 
Five Sigma 
Triglycerides 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Urea Nitrogen 

Uric Acid 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma 
Six Sigma: World Class Quality. Possible to use 3s to 3.5s limits and a minimum of controls
Five Sigma: Excellent Quality. Possible to use 3s limits or a 1:3s/2:2s/R:4s Westgard Rule
Four Sigma: Good Quality. Possible to use 1:3s/2:2s/R:4s/4:1s Westgard Rule
Auburn Medical Center
Visual Summary of Performance of Multicare Laboratories and Medical Clinics
Covington Medical Center
Gig Harbor Medical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital
Tacoma General Hospital
Congratulations to the entire Multicare Laboratory Staff