Connecting the Laboratory Dots: Benefits of Professional Networking Organizations

Whether you are interested in strengthening your network, furthering your career or maybe just in need of a few more friends, professional networking organizations can be a great resource for hospital or laboratory professionals.  In addition to providing information about your chosen field, structured organizations can enhance your personal and professional development and provide endless networking opportunities.  Below are the top five reasons for joining an industry or professional networking organization: Continue reading

Three Questions about Laboratories for Hospital Executives That Could Make or Break Your Career

Answer each of the following three questions to test your knowledge of the value of hospital laboratory outreach programs:

  1. What is the profitability of your laboratory outreach program compared to hospital peers and the national laboratories (Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp)?
  2. True or False: Outreach is a low margin business compared to other hospital departments.
  3. True or False: Hospitals cannot compete with the national laboratories as evidenced by lower growth rates year over year. Continue reading