KAI LAB now weeks away from its grand opening
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 4, 2021 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CBDT: CSE) (8EC: Frankfurt) (EPWCF: OTCQB) ('Empower' or the 'Company') an integrated healthcare company - serving patients through medical centers, telemedicine platforms and a high complexity medical diagnostics laboratory processing thousands of COVID-19 specimens, is pleased to announce that as of today, the expansion to triple the size of Kai Laboratory officially hit its halfway mark.
KAI Medical Laboratory ('KAI LAB'), a state-of-the-art diagnostics laboratory in Dallas, TX was acquired by Empower Clinics on October 6, 2020 to further advance the Company's COVID-19 national testing programs for enterprise clients, including movie and television studios, businesses and the travel industry. KAI LAB experienced significant growth in its first quarter under Empower (October 2020 - December 2020), with Q4 COVID-19 test units exceeding 6,000, far surpassing the 1,300 total units prior to acquisition.
'Kai Medical is becoming a national brand with the potential to perform and enhance a variety of testing protocols in addition to COVID-19,' said Steven McAuley, Chairman and CEO of Empower. 'When our lab transformation is complete, the sky is truly the limit in terms of what Yoshi Tyler and her team will accomplish for the patients we treat and the markets we serve.'
Expansion work is continuing through May 2021 to enable KAI LAB to hire additional staff across a wide array of roles, all to improve operational efficiency and meet anticipated demand over the coming weeks. The planned expansion is moving ahead on time and on budget, with all requisite contracts signed and architectural plans underway. A leading interior design team is hard at work maximizing the new space to support the lab & science, logistics, admin and customer support divisions as they continue to process the intake of many thousands of specimens per month.
Empower is also pleased to report its continued patient growth, with total patient counts increased by 252% in April 2021 versus the same period in 2020. Total patient counts are now up to 5,567 in April 2021 compared to 2,212 in April 2020. These numbers build on the success of Empower's year over year growth of 460% announced last month.
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Empower is an integrated healthcare company that provides body and mind wellness for patients through its clinics, with digital and telemedicine care, and world-class medical diagnostics laboratories. Supported by an experienced leadership team, Empower is aggressively growing its clinical and digital presence across North America. Our Health & Wellness and Diagnostics & Technology business units are positioned to positively impact the integrated health of our patients, while simultaneously providing long term value for our shareholders.
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SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.
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