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Seattle Hospital Lab JVs Involve Quest & LabCorp

CEO SUMMARY: Joint ventures and collaborative business relationships between hospital laboratories and commercial laboratories continue to be a difficult business model. Recent events in Seattle demonstrate the challenges and frustrations of establishing such ventures, then making them su…

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Dynacare Buys LabSouth as Gateway into Alabama

CEO SUMMARY: With the acquisition of ARL/LabSouth, based in Birmingham and Montgomery, Dynacare immediately becomes a major player in the Alabama marketplace. Several interesting aspects to the sale demonstrate that it is becoming increasingly difficult for independent commercial laborato…

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How Hospital Lab Directors Fail Their Employees

EVERY NOW AND THEN I WANT TO TAKE some segment of the laboratory industry to task for things they ought to be doing. Today it will be hospital laboratory directors. Virtually every hospital lab administrator in the United States will tell you that they are concerned about the job stability and welfa…

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Recognizing What the Marketplace Teaches Us

IT IS ONLY IN HINDSIGHT THAT MOST PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH of a situation. Unfortunately for laboratory employees in New York City, the lack of foresight by their leaders must inevitably lead to job cutbacks at three recently constructed laboratories. As you will read in our “Tale of Two Cities…

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Consolidation At Presbyterian Encourages Regional Strategy

CEO SUMMARY: Presbyterian Laboratory Services represents one of the more advanced business models of laboratory consolidation found today in the United States. Owned by an integrated delivery system, the laboratory division serves six hospitals and a variety of outreach clients. Several e…

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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 qu…

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Quest Diagnostics, Sonora Join Phoenix Operations

CEO SUMMARY: When Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Sonora Laboratory Sciences announced their joint venture, it confirmed that Quest Diagnostics is the first of the national laboratories to begin serious restructuring of its national network of regional laboratories. Such restructuring …

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