Under a beautiful sunset, a mixed crowd of local and Dutch healthcare professionals got together in front of the main Laboratorio di Servicio office in Eagle.
The mood was jubilant and invitees could feel in owner Robert Wever’s speech that he was extremely proud of two recent company accomplishments, namely rapid expansion and the coveted ISO-15189.2012 certification.
Laboratorio di Servicio, the largest lab service provider on the island is now officially ISO-certified, meaning it operates under the same standards as ISO-accredited labs in the Netherlands.
Which is even more critical, in view of the latest disastrous news regarding the mismanagement of the hospital lab.
Robert Wever, Aruba’s leading clinical chemist is well-known in healthcare circles as a top professional and a visionary, striving to maintain very high standards within his company, and among employees.
After working in the Netherlands as a lab-specialist he decided he wanted to improve the quality of lab-services offered here. He made good on his decision and even expanded to the island of Curacao.
After a healthy injection of funds from the Aruba Growth Fund, the healthcare-chain’s majority stakeholder, Wever and his new dynamic business partners were set to expand into the five operating pharmacies.
When they were done, the “di Servicio” healthcare brand proudly reported NINE “prikpost” lab locations besides the Eagle main-branch.
In a brief interview with Wever he reports, “Not even our local hospital, Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital, is ISO-certified, and I couldn’t continue operating “business as usual” knowing that Aruban patients are not receiving optimal, quality healthcare. Our number-one mission is to provide reliable and safe care to our patients, and that is why we HAD to make the necessary adjustments and upgrades to ensure ISO-standard service.”
Laboratorio di Servico, raised the bar on healthcare services here and although lab visits and tests are ordinarily far apart, it is reassuring to know they are available, in close proximity to doctors’ offices, in all neighborhoods, prepared to help diagnose, screen, or monitor many specific diseases or conditions, maintaining the safest, best level of efficient and reliable service on Aruba.