Sonic Healthcare is one of the world's largest medical diagnostics companies, providing laboratory and radiology services to medical practitioners, hospitals, community health services, and their collective patients.

Sonic Healthcare was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 1987 and, following reconstitution of the Board in 1992, has experienced exceptional growth. Since 1993, our annual revenues have risen from A$25 million to over A$3 billion.  We have progressed to become one of the top 100 companies listed on the ASX.

Our past successes and our continued growth are related to Sonic Healthcare's commitment to four groups of stakeholders:

  • the doctors, who request laboratory and radiology tests from us
  • their patients
  • our staff members
  • our shareholders

We are successful because ...

We believe that the welfare and professional development of our staff are central to the continuing growth and success of our company.  Our staff are our most valuable asset. ... WE ARE A PEOPLE COMPANY 

Sonic Healthcare currently employs over 23,000 people in its operations in Australia, the USA, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand.

... WE ARE A MEDICAL COMPANY 

Our core business is supplying diagnostic medical services (pathology and radiology) to medical practitioners. 

We employ over 500 specialist pathologists and radiologists and many hundreds of medical scientists and technicians. 

We believe that our customers are best served by businesses led by those familiar with the needs of the medical industry. 

Therefore we pursue a policy of direction by medical personnel, from Board level to the day-to-day management of our subsidiaries.

... WE ARE AN ETHICAL COMPANY 

We are committed to maintaining uncompromising ethical standards in the areas of both business management and medical practice. 

This is communicated to all staff members through our Sonic Healthcare Values and the Sonic Healthcare Code of Ethics.

... WE ARE CONSTANTLY IMPROVING OUR OPERATIONAL EXPERTISE 

Expert management has enabled us to consistently deliver high-quality, diagnostic services to our thousands of customers. 

Sonic Healthcare invests in the very latest 'state-of-the-art' medical technology. 
We utilise a sophisticated laboratory information system, which has been personalised to suit the specific needs of the organisation and its stakeholders. 
We continually pioneer applications and work practices which help make us a cutting edge company. 
We have an established track record of successfully managing mergers and acquisitions.

... WE CONTINUE TO ACHIEVE OUTSTANDING FINANCIAL RESULTS