nate headley

War College 2008 Theme: Get Close to Customers!

CEO SUMMARY: Over the course of two days, pathologists, lab directors, and other laboratory professionals repeatedly heard speakers urge them to work hard to ensure that customers are the top priority for their laboratory organization. Another theme is the need for labs to organize their …

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Spectrum’s IT Strategy Now Includes EMRs

CEO SUMMARY: By offering client-physicians an electronic medical records (EMR)  system, Spectrum Lab Network expects to gain competitive advantage. The EMR solution supports Spectrum’s strategy of p…

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Spectrum Lab Network Is Sold to Equity Investor

CEO SUMMARY: Timing of the sale of Spectrum Laboratory Network to Apax Partners, L.P. was unexpected, but it’s been known for some time that the fast-growing regional laboratory was entertaining purchase offers. Under new ownership and with ready access to ample capital, Spectrum is optimis…

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Private Equity Firms: Ready to Buy More Labs?

CEO SUMMARY: Times are good in the laboratory industry. At least that’s the opinion of a growing number of professional investors. They are searching throughout the country for laboratories to acquire. They are motivated by the consistent financial performance of many lab companies, bot…

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Spectrum Owns MEDex, Comments on Trends

CEO SUMMARY: Spectrum Laboratory Network recently completed its acquisition of MEDex Laboratories, Inc. of Kingsport, Tennessee. It is becoming a regional laboratory powerhouse, challenging Laboratory Corporation of America in North Carolina and establishing a sales base in Atlanta, long-…

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Spectrum Lab Network Expands Into Tennessee

CEO SUMMARY: During the past four years, this energized hospital laboratory joint venture has posted significant growth in its laboratory outreach program. One notable accomplishment has been the effective deployment and use of Web browser-based lab test orders and results reporting with …

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It’s a Feud in North Carolina! LabCorp Versus Spectrum

OVER IN NORTH CAROLINA, one of those good, old-fashioned southern feuds is under way. Like the fabled feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys of years past, Spectrum Laboratory Network and Laboratory Corporation are in a full-fledged shoot-out over market share of…

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Spectrum Labs Selects Nate Headley To Be CEO

CEO SUMMARY: Spectrum Laboratory Network, a joint venture among several large hospitals, recently selected Nate Headley to be its new Chief Executive Officer. Since its launch in 1997, Spectrum has performed below the expectations of its hospital owners. It was to enhance laboratory servi…

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A Tale of Two Cities: New York Versus L.A.

CEO SUMMARY: Here’s a dramatic comparison of the effects of advanced managed care on West Coast laboratories as compared to East Coast laboratories. While Los Angeles labs endured radical downsizing and bankruptcy, New York experienced significant increases to existing laboratory capaci…

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Second War College Set For New Orleans In May

CEO SUMMARY: Laboratory consolidation and networking activity continues to intensify. This year’s War College faculty features exceptional stories about what works and what doesn’t. New Orleans is the place to be on May 20-21 for proactive laboratory administrators and p…

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