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Saint Francis Hospital Verification of Performance

Saint Francis Hospital of Tulsa, Oklahoma, becomes the highest volume laboratory in the US to achieve the Sigma Verification of Performance

Sigma Verification of Saint Francis Hospital Laboratory

Original Verification: June 1st, 2017
Duration of Verification: February 25th, 2020 through February 28th 2021

Saint Francis Hospital

Saint Francis Hospital was founded by Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren, Sr. in 1955 and opened its doors in 1960 in what was then the outskirts of Tulsa. The hospital originally consisted of a six-story building with 275 acute-care beds and 40 newborn beds. Saint Francis in the 21st century has expanded considerably, It is now the only not-for-profit health system still wholly owned and operated in Tulsa, Oklahoma. with a 1,112-bed tertiary center, including the region's only children's hospital and level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a 168-bed heart hospital and Tulsa's leading trauma and emergency center. The laboratory runs nearly 9 million tests per year, including more than 1600 K+ per day, more than 700 blood draws per day, more than 5,000 specimens per day, more than 1,700 outreach requests per day, and more than 30,000 results per day.

Saint Francis Hospital Laboratory Sigma VP

Amanda Coe, Sten Westgard, and Will Stevens, from the original 2017 verification

Chemistry Assay

Alinity SN 1274

Alinity SN 1263

Alinity SN 1257 

Alinity SN 1256

Albumin

6 Sigma

5 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

ALT

4 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Alkaline Phosphatase

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

AST

4 Sigma

5 Sigma

4 Sigma

6 Sigma

Bilirubin, Direct

5 Sigma

6 Sigma

 

4 Sigma

Bilirubin, Total

5 Sigma

5 Sigma

4 Sigma

4 Sigma

Calcium

5 Sigma

6 Sigma

5 Sigma

5 Sigma

Chloride

4 Sigma

5 Sigma

6 Sigma

5 Sigma

Cholesterol

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Creatinine Kinase

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

5 Sigma

CO2

5 Sigma

4 Sigma

6 Sigma

5 Sigma

Creatinine

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Glucose

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

GGT

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

 

6 Sigma

HDL

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Lactate

 

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

LDL

 

6 Sigma

 

6 Sigma

Lithium

 

6 Sigma

 

6 Sigma

Magnesium

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Phosphorous

 

5 Sigma

 

4 Sigma

Potassium

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Sodium

4 Sigma

4 Sigma

4 Sigma

4 Sigma

Total Protein

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Triglycerides

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Uric Acid

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

 In addition to 4 Alinities, the laboratory has 2 ARCHITECTs:

Chemistry Assay

ARCHITECT 1

ARCHITECT 2

Albumin

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

ALT

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Alkaline Phosphatase

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Amylase

   

AST

5 Sigma

5 Sigma

Bilirubin, Direct

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Bilirubin, Total

4 Sigma

4 Sigma

Calcium

5 Sigma

5 Sigma

Chloride

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Cholesterol

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Creatinine Kinase

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

CO2

5 Sigma

5 Sigma

Creatinine

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Glucose

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

GGT

   

HDL

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Lactate

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Magnesium

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Phosphorous

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Potassium

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Sodium

4 Sigma

4 Sigma

Total Protein

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Triglycerides

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Urea Nitrogen

4 Sigma

4 Sigma

Uric Acid

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

All the instruments also verified the urine assays performed.

Chemistry Urine Assay

ARCHITECT 1

ARCHITECT 2

Alinity SN 1274

Alinity SN 1263

Alinity SN 1257

Alinity SN 1256

Chloride

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Creatinine

4 Sigma

6 Sigma

5 Sigma

5 Sigma

5 Sigma

6 Sigma

Glucose

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

5 Sigma

5 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Potassium

6 Sigma

 

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Sodium

6 Sigma

5 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

Uric acid

   

6 Sigma

6 Sigma

 

6 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

 Performance of Saint Francis Hospital Laboratory

 2020 St Francis re vp NMEDX 1

 2020 StFrancis re vp NMEDX 2

 2020 St Francis re vp NMEDX 3

2020 St Francis re vp NMEDX 4

2020 St Francis re vp NMEDX 5

2020 St Francis re vp NMEDX 6

Saint Francis Amanda Coe Quality Manager

Congratulations to Amanda Coe for her Quality Manager Certification. From 2017.

In addition to the Sigma-metrics, Saint Francis Laboratory is one of the pioneers in informatics of Sigma-metrics. They worked together in Data Innovations to create a custom function to automatically pull performance data and calculate their Sigma-metrics. 

Congratulations to the entire laboratory of Sanit Francis Hospital for their accomplishments.

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