July 20, 2009 “Intelligence:  Late Breaking Lab News”

Larry Siedlick resigned as CEO of Sunrise Medical Laboratories in Hauppauge, New York, effective June 30. It was 2007 when Siedlick and partner Pat Lanza sold their interest in the laboratory they founded back in 1972 to Sonic Healthcare, Ltd. Siedlick tells THE DARK REPORT that he will be developing two laboratory service companies. One is ARx, Inc., which offers contract billing services and a business intelligence dash- board for clinical labs. The other is Laboratory Management Services, a “healthcare integration services company that unites leading health plans and clinical laboratories.”

PRISON TESTING IS GOOD NICHE BUSINESS AT BIO-REFERENCE LABS

It pays to develop niche markets in the laboratory market- place. On July 7, Investor’s Business Digest profiled Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (BRLI), and reported that the Elmwood Park, New Jersey, laboratory now holds a 60% share of prison testing in the United States. According to Investor’s Business Digest, BRLI holds contracts with 11 state prison systems, generating about 10% of the company’s annual revenue.

TRANSITIONS

  • ARUP Laboratories, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah, announced that Edward R. Ashwood, M.D., would be moving to the position of President and CEO. Sherrie L. Perkins, M.D., Ph.D., was named as Chief Medical Officer and Director of Laboratories. These changes are in response to the retirement of ARUP Laboratories’ founder and CEO Carl R. Kjeldsberg, M.D., that was announced last month.
  • At DCL Medical Laboratories (DCL) in Indianapolis, Indiana, Jay Tyler is the new CEO, following the departure of former CEO Michael Hanbury, Ph.D., in May.
  • Anne Daley has joined Chi Solutions, Inc. as a Senior Consultant. She was formerly with Ascendium Healthcare Consulting and earlier held management positions at Sonora Laboratory Services in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • In Wayne Pennsylvania, the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) has engaged Wendell O’Neal, Ph.D., as interim CEO. O’Neal earlier served as Vice President of Alliance Laboratory Services in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has been active in laboratory consulting in recent years.

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