PML Announces Name Change

PML announces Name Change: July 1, 2009
Physicians Medical Laboratory (PML) is happy to announce the final stage of our transition into the Tennessee network of laboratories known as American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL).  This change will be effective July 1, 2009.

A brief history
As you may know, PML was acquired by AEL in January, 2006.  AEL is the Mid South regional laboratory provider under Sonic Healthcare USA.  We have two sister facilities in Tennessee:  Memphis Pathology Laboratory (Memphis, TN) and Woodbury Clinical Laboratory (Lebanon, TN). These 3 laboratories have over 100 years of combined service in the Tennessee health care market.  Together, we serve over 11,000 patients each day from Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Georgia, and Missouri.

Changes in service, support, or personnel
As a result of our merge into the AEL family of laboratories, we have spent the past 3 years making the changes necessary to expand and improve our service in East Tennessee and the entire Southeast Region.  While most companies downsize in times like these, we have increased our workforce in East Tennessee by 20%.  Although we are always looking for ways to excel, any movement or change associated with the acquisition has been completed.  You will continue to be served by the familiar faces of our PML couriers, lab techs, and customer service support staff. 

Moving forward in the AEL family of laboratories
From now on, all communication you and your patients receive will be under the AEL name and its family of laboratories.   This is also true for our courier vehicles, marketing material, etc.  When you see the AEL name, know that there is a commitment to excellence and superior laboratory service behind it.  We look forward to servicing the healthcare needs of our physicians and patients for years to come.   Thank you for the trust you place in us and for choosing AEL!