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Atrium, Advocate Aurora Merge into $27b System

CEO SUMMARY: Integrated delivery networks continue to consolidate in the U.S., with the latest example being the merger of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. The deal forms a 67-hospital system across two distinct geographic areas in the Southeast and upper Midwest. IDN mergers raise the…

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Amazon to Close Employee COVID-19 Testing Lab in Ky.

IN A MOVE THAT MAY SURPRISE SOME OBSERVERS, Amazon announced it will close its COVID-19 employee testing laboratory in Hebron, Ky., which is just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.  This is the second large COVID-19 clinical laboratory to publ…

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Lab Vendors Adjusting to Changing Sales Practices

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Innovation Showcased at Executive War College

CEO SUMMARY: This year’s Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management proved to be a high-energy event. A record 900 attendees showed up and responded enthusiastically to visions and predictions of a post-COVID-19 healthcare system that hungers for large volumes of…

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California Cancels COVID-19 Test Contract with PerkinElmer

CALIFORNIA HAS SHED MORE LIGHT ON THE DECISION to terminate PerkinElmer’s valuable contract to run the Valencia Branch Laboratory (VBL). The lab has been embroiled in controversy for much of its existence.  The state noted that SARS-CoV-2…

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IVD Firms Grow During 2022, but COVID-19 Revenue Dropped

MOST MAJOR IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS (IVD) MANUFACTURERS started strong in 2022 as their base businesses regained steam and made up for the significant falloff in COVID-19 diagnostic test revenue.  During first quarter 2022 earnings calls with invest…

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Despite the Challenges, Labs Are Prevailing

EVENTS IN THE WORLD, THE UNITED STATE, AND THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM over the past two years have challenged clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups in unprecedented ways.  Stand back for a moment and consider what has unfolded since Jan. 1,…

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Lab Staffing Shortages Reaching Dire Levels

This is an excerpt of a 1,423-word article in the April 4, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT. The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Just weeks ago, CAP Today characterized the current lab staffing shortage as going “from simmer t…

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‘Lab Workforce Crisis Takes Top Spot’–CAP Today

CEO SUMMARY: Just weeks ago, CAP Today characterized the current crisis in staffing clinical laboratories as going “from simmer to rolling boil.” Demand for medical technologists and other certified laboratory scientists far exceeds the supply. Consequently, many labs now…

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Anticipating Change in COVID-19 Test Volume

CEO SUMMARY: New and more easily transmitted variants of SARS-CoV-2 are causing surges…

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