Karrington Healthcare Company
Who are we?
Karrington Healthcare Company (KHC) was created to eliminate health disparities and replace them with equitable health solutions. Our mission is to Educate, Test and Inform by providing education, screenings, and access to services to undeserved communities. Karrington Clinical Laboratory is a full-service clinical laboratory that supports the mission-driven work of KHC. Early Detection. Better Health.
We Inform our patients of their test results, provide innovative treatment plans and, prescribe medications and other forms of treatment offered by our dedicated, caring, laboratory professionals and healthcare providers.
Karrington Clinical Laboratory LLC (KCL) was established in 2022. KCL is a full-service clinical laboratory that offers a wide range of testing services to meet the needs of our clients. Our medical leadership has over two (2) decades of high complexity laboratory testing and vast experience in the logistics industry. KLC is CAP certified and regular third-party performance verifications ensure a gold standard for accuracy, precision, validity, and reliability across all Karrington Clinical Lab diagnostics.
Our Chief, Medical Director is a distinguished physician, renowned for his expertise in pathology and his contributions to medical leadership. With an extensive educational background and a wealth of experience in various medical institutions and has left an indelible mark on the healthcare landscape. His commitment to serving others extended beyond his civilian roles. His dedication to his country and the medical profession led him to serve, as an officer, in the United States Army Medical Corps from January 1992 to June 2005.
Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed with experienced and skilled professionals who are dedicated to delivering accurate and reliable test results. We offer a wide range of testing services, including Whole Gene Sequencing with Next Generation Sequencing technology, general clinical laboratory tests, preventative health testing, cancer detection, and diabetes assessment.
Karrington Health Care was founded by the owners of Karrington Clinical Laboratory (KCL), as a public benefit corporation, created intentionally to bring the expertise and services of KCL to communities that are disproportionately impacted by the lack of access to medical care that results in both short-term and long-term health disparities. As the umbrella organization to KHC, our goal is to deliver to underserved communities the telehealth technology, premium in-home self-collection testing kits, and rapid testing capabilities that drive higher accuracy and improved preventative health outcomes.
KCL is composed of committed and caring laboratory professionals, and as an independent lab, our goal is to continue to develop new and improved molecular diagnostic testing and laboratory processes as well as expand our testing menu using minimally invasive phlebotomy technology. All of the advances made by the physicians and clinical staff at KCL will directly benefit the population that we intend to serve through Karrington Health Care.
Sexually Transmitted Infections/Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs/STDs) are rising, especially on college campuses. Approximately “1 in 4 college students have an STD according to Health News Hub.” (April 20, 2021 I Health News Hub)(1 in 4 College Students Has an STD: Here Are The Facts – Health News Hub) Not surprisingly, due to the rise in STI cases, incidences of mental health issues have also risen, mainly due to shame, stigma and isolation associated with either contracting or passing on an STI within their small college community.
KHC’s initial target audience will include students at HBCUs along with the residents that live in the surrounding communities, the majority of which are defined by the characteristics described above.
Our Mission is Empowered By Innovation
- State-of-the-art lab technology; from the instruments to data and analytics to client friendly interfacing capabilities.
- Leverage the newest diagnostic capabilities, clinical chemistry and immunoassays, molecular and genomic assays, hematology, and coagulation.
- Integrated results reporting with real-time access.
- Research and Development with global leaders on development of diagnostic algorithms driving better patient outcomes.
Karrington Healthcare Company three pillars of Educate, Test, and Inform cannot stand alone. It is the delivery that is key and what makes KHC uniquely positioned to offer a solution.
KHC will marry the telehealth and testing technologies that KCL employs in its lab and bring it directly to the college students and the surrounding community. The benefit is that the educating, testing, and informing will happen anonymously, therefore providing a level of privacy that does not exist at Student Health or the Free Clinic.
- Karrington Healthcare is investing in telehealth as its primary source of access on college campuses.
- Karrington Healthcare is committed to ensuring each student has the resources available to see a provider through the convenience of their smartphone or device from the comforts of their dorm room, apartment, whenever or wherever they choose.
- Additionally, providing telehealth services can significantly reduce or even eliminate healthcare costs for students.