Our mission

When it comes to your overall health, the lab you choose matters. Our reputation for delivering quality laboratory, pathology and blood banking services consistently and reliably has made us a leader among the nation's diagnostic laboratories. Our Board of Directors is made up of physicians to provide guidance and direction, ensuring we remain true to our mission.

About us

It’s rare in our industry to be a nonprofit medical laboratory. Yet, since 1910, that’s exactly what we’ve been. Our founders were physicians who wanted to ensure this community would always have available the best possible quality laboratory testing at a fair cost. They understood the importance of laboratory and pathology services in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Then—and now—we measure our success in the lives of the patients we help serve, not in profits. 


To this day, South Bend Medical Foundation carries on this tradition by utilizing the most advanced technology and the brightest staff by working with our clients as partners in patient care. Our services support hundreds of hospitals and thousands of physicians throughout our region.  As healthcare evolves, we remain strong while meeting the challenges and maintaining our core beliefs.