Thibodaux Regional Health System has successfully obtained rapid testing
capabilities that will enable the hospital's laboratory to process
COVID-19 specimens. Thibodaux Regional is the first hospital in the region
to acquire this type of rapid testing capability.
"We want to help as many people as possible to determine if they are
COVID positive," said Greg Stock, CEO, Thibodaux Regonal. "Thibodaux
Regional is excited to bring rapid testing to our regon. This will enable
us to quickly identify if a patient needs to be in isolation, and will
help us to more efficiently utilize hospital resources, staffing, and
"Rapid testing is an additional way that we are being proactive and
addressing the need for expanded access to testing," continued Stock.
Thibodaux Regional was the first to establish a drive through collection
site several weeks ago.
An allotment of rapid test kits are provided to the hospital. Thibodaux
Regional will utilize these as they are made available. The hospital still
has an adequate supply of collection kits that are being sent to the state
or independent lab for results as well.