Our History

Gamma Laboratories was founded in December of 1981. The first laboratory had very humble origins, it began in a basement with 28 physician and hospital accounts.

In March of 1985, Gamma expanded its service to include 8 long term care facilities and by the end of that year had grown to service over 80 long term care facilities. Gamma began to focus its attention on the long term care industry after seeing there was an absence of quality laboratory services in the industry. To this day, Gamma HealthCare still services some of its very first long term care accounts.

Gamma relocated to a new location in 1986 due to rapid business growth. Through innovation, integrity and listening to the needs of our clients, Gamma became a standard bearer for excellence in laboratory services for the long term care industry.   In 1993 Gamma started its mobile radiology division with one unit to fulfill a need in the long term care community.   In 2001 Gamma Laboratories rebranded itself as Gamma HealthCare, Inc. During this time Gamma made a renewed push to become the laboratory of choice for physicians as well as long term care facilities.   In 2004 Gamma HealthCare began building a new laboratory and relocated to it in 2005. The new location allowed Gamma to increase its volume of laboratory testing and expand its operation even further. Gamma HealthCare also updated its technology to the latest and best in the industry.   In 2008 Gamma HealthCare converted to digital radiology, offering results within two hours of the x-ray being performed.   In 2013 Gamma HealthCare expanded its mobile radiology to include ultrasound, offering clients results within two hours of the exam being performed.   Currently Gamma HealthCare, Inc. services over 1000 long term care and physician accounts for laboratory, radiology, and toxicology.
Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy

Chairman of the Board (CEO)


    1717 West Maud Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 
    Phone: (573) 727-5600
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