CALEDONIA — MarketLab Inc., a national distributor of hard-to-find products for the clinical and healthcare markets, announced that it has launched the 5S Lean for Healthcare Partnership.

With The Joint Commission recommending process improvement strategies, such as 5S Lean, to achieve higher levels of quality and patient safety, the 5S Lean Partnership allows facilities to utilize MarketLab’s team of healthcare, product, and space-planning experts to assist them in identifying ways to maximize space utilization and optimize workflow that more effectively manages their inventory, reduces waste, increases productivity, and contributes to reducing costly medical errors.

“We’re leveraging our 20 years of product expertise and experience to help clinical laboratories and hospitals successfully implement 5S Lean as a long-term solution. Our unique ability to identify products and services that address their specific issues is enabling them to achieve their goals within the confines of today’s budgets,” said Steve Bosio, president, MarketLab. “With falling reimbursements and increased competition, all providers of healthcare services are under enormous pressure to improve patient safety and quality at reduced costs. Successful organizations realize now is the time to innovate and 5S Lean is the best tool in developing a culture of continuous process improvement.”

One of the first clinical laboratories to work with MarketLab to incorporate 5S Lean into their lab operations was Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Celebration, Fla.

“With MarketLab’s assistance, we analyzed our specimen testing process, and identified and changed a component that significantly increased our turnaround time and immediately reduced the number of issues we were experiencing in a sustainable manner.  It was a small change that positively impacted our entire organization,” said Margaret Bartlett, Laboratory Operation Director.

Organizations interested in learning more about the 5S Lean for Healthcare Partnership should request MarketLab’s exclusive, 32-page resource guide of practical, low-cost, high-impact solutions by calling (800) 237-3604 or visiting

Headquartered in Caledonia, MarketLab is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on healthcare. For more information, visit


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