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 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 sixstory building with 275 acutecare beds and 40 newborn beds. Saint Francis in the 21st century has expanded considerably, It is now the only notforprofit health system still wholly owned and operated in Tulsa, Oklahoma. with a 1,112bed tertiary center, including the region's only children's hospital and level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a 168bed 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.
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
Congratulations to Amanda Coe for her Quality Manager Certification. From 2017.
In addition to the Sigmametrics, Saint Francis Laboratory is one of the pioneers in informatics of Sigmametrics. They worked together in Data Innovations to create a custom function to automatically pull performance data and calculate their Sigmametrics.
Congratulations to the entire laboratory of Sanit Francis Hospital for their accomplishments.