CEO SUMMARY: With new Congressional authorization and funding of $48 billion, PEPFAR II—a second five-year initiative to help targeted countries battle HIV, AIDs, tuberculosis, and malaria—is about to get under way. To better support diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDs patients, some PEPFAR funds are designated to expand laboratory testing services in countries with high prevalence
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CEO SUMMARY: What does a lab do when it discovers that it has reported inaccurate test results? In 2004, a turnaround team arrived at the laboratory of Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore to deal with the consequences of a failed infectious disease testing program. For about two years, the lab had reported inaccurate HCV and
On March 13, 2006, American Esoteric Laboratories, Inc. (AEL) of Brentwood, Tennessee announced the acquisition of Physicians Medical Laboratory (PML). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Located in Morristown, Tennessee, PML gives AEL a presence in east Tennessee. AEL has owned and operated Memphis Pathology Laboratory in west Tennessee since 2004.
VIRUS DISCOVERED IN SOME
IT’S A BUSINESS STRATEGY BUILT AROUND “go where they ain’t!” In recent years, Dynacare, Inc. has found its best growth comes from acquiring laboratories in areas somewhat underserved by larger national competitors.
It then uses that regional base to expand outward into nearby regions. Examples of this market strategy have been Seattle, with expansion into the
CEO SUMMARY: Tenet Healthcare’s decision to entertain proposals for improving laboratory operations in its Southern California division triggered a year-long discussion with national laboratories. If a deal results, it would represent one of the largest “re-engineering” projects between a hospital company and a national laboratory.
GRAPEVINE BUZZ in Southern California says that SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories