Issue: Volume IV No. 13 - September 15, 1997

Pathology PPM Attempts Public Offering Of Shares

CEO SUMMARY: AmeriPath’s efforts to become a public company make it the most visible management experiment in the pathology world today. Already considered controversial by many pathologists, should AmeriPath successfully pull off its proposed initial public stock offering, it will assume a leadership position in the industry which cannot be ignored. PATHOLOGY MAY SOON have …

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How AmeriPath Will Alter Pathology Marketplace

CEO SUMMARY: Few pathologists realize how much impact AmeriPath’s business activities will have upon the profession of pathology. Regardless of AmeriPath’s ultimate success or failure, it will bring about irrevocable change to the pathology industry. As the harbinger of such change, AmeriPath will receive more criticism than is their due. UNTIL NOW, most pathologists survived …

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Providing Direction Leads To Happier Docs, Lower Costs, And Outreach Success

CEO SUMMARY: Some of the best stories in laboratory management are found in the unlikeliest of places. In this case we travel to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, where a 120 bed rural hospital has developed an energized laboratory team. It wasn’t easy and it didn’t happen quickly. But since the laboratory was revamped, …

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Path Income Strategies Subject Of Symposium

CEO SUMMARY: Public discussion of pathology income and compensation has been taboo for a good reason: the reality is one of contract cutbacks and declining reimbursement for pathology services. THE DARK REPORT is inviting a select group of astute pathologists to Scottsdale on November 8 to identify, articulate and share winning strategies for the preservation …

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LabCorp Hosts DARK REPORT For Burlington Site Visit

CEO SUMMARY: During the years of sustained bad financial news that dogged the major laboratories, there was a reluctance to speak publicly about any aspect of the laboratory business. That era seems to be ending, as LabCorp and the other national laboratories become friendlier and more accessible. A trip to LabCorp’s headquarters in Burlington, North …

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“September 15, 1997 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Here’s another sign of financial improvement in the clinical laboratory industry. WDI Capital Markets publishes a quarterly list of healthcare industry earnings. Through 1995, “laboratory services” was always included. But consistently disastrous results in the laboratory industry caused WDI to drop that category almost 18 months ago. Thus, it was interesting to see WDI’s second …

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