April 11, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Tonya Mallory is back in the news and this time she is teaming up with the former CEO of Bon Secours Virginia to launch a new healthcare company. Mallory was formerly CEO of Health Diagnostic Laboratory of Richmond, Virginia. This is the lab company that settled a major whistleblower case with the federal government, without admitting guilt. In court filings, federal prosecutors claim that HDL was paid $500 million by the Medicare and Tricare health programs between 2010 and 2014 for false claims. Now Mallory is a partner with Peter Bernard, formerly of Bon Secours Virgina. The two ex-CEOs have founded Creo Wellness, Inc., a company that news reports describe as offering blood testing and health coaching services designed to reduce the long-term healthcare costs of employers.

MORE ON: Mallory

Mallory, along with other¬†individuals associated with¬†Health Diagnostics Laboratory¬†and BlueWave Health¬†Consultants, was sued by¬†federal prosecutors in a case¬†filed in August 2015. In court¬†papers, federal prosecutors¬†say the defendants ‚Äúknowingly¬†and willfully offered¬†and/or paid kickbacks, primarily¬†in the form of $80 million¬†dollars in improper¬†process and handling fees to¬†induce physicians to refer¬†blood samples,‚ÄĚ to specialty¬†laboratories for large panels¬†of tests. Federal prosecutors¬†are seeking to recover $80¬†million from the defendants.


  • Paul R. Labbe retired last¬†week from CompuNet¬†Clinical Laboratories of¬†Moraine, Ohio. He was¬†Interim Chief Operating¬†Officer. It was 1980 when¬†Labbe started at Miami Valley¬†Hospital, an owner of¬†CompuNet. He joined¬†CompuNet in 1986, at its formation,¬†and completed 30¬†years of service there last week.
  • James A. Santucci was¬†named the new Chief¬†Operating Officer of Desert¬†Regional Medical Center in¬†Palm Springs, California.¬†He has held administrative¬†and executive positions at Swedish Medical¬†Center, Allina Medical¬†Laboratories, Laboratory¬†Corporation of America,¬†Dynacare Laboratories,¬†Scripps Health, and Quest¬†Diagnostics Incorporated.
  • In January, Ken Botta retired¬†as President of the Western¬†Division for Sonic Healthcare¬†USA. During his career, he¬†held positions with Cleveland¬†HeartLab, SED Laboratories,¬†AmeriPath, Laboratory¬†Corporation of America,¬†Unilab, and National Health Laboratories.

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…the financial struggles of¬†hospital trusts in the United¬†Kingdom. Only seven of the¬†138 hospital trusts are profitable¬†this year and one reason¬†is that demand for healthcare¬†is growing faster than budgets¬†can be increased by the¬†National Health Service.

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That’s all the insider intelligence for this report. Look for the next briefing on Monday, May 2, 2016.


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