As STAT reports, more than 700 federally backed drive-thru sites are collecting thousands of tests per day. The U.S. government has spent nearly $230 million to pay for the tests run at those sites, which it calls Community-Based Testing Sites.
It’s not LabCorp or Quest, however, that are running the majority of those sites — instead, it’s a tiny Texas company whose CEO, Coral May, was not in the Rose Garden that day.
That company, eTrueNorth,is acting as a kind of conductor, helping to oversee a patchwork of clinical laboratories, pharmacy staff, and technical infrastructure. The company has brought in more than $90 million in federal contracts to help oversee more than 350 sites and pay for the tests, according to a federal contracts database.
Coral May is a serial entrepreneur and a registered nurse, who in 2013, incorporated eTrueNorth as E3Health Solutions in Mansfield, Texas, with Michael McEntee as chairman.
eTrueNorth is among a string of health-related organizations May has founded and folded in the past two decades, including Predictive Strategies, E3 Communications, and the American Association of Mid-Life Women, according to public records.