Trends in salary, compensation, and benefits is nation’s oldest for medical laboratory CEOs, executives, and administrators
For the fourth consecutive year, a reliable national survey of compensation trends for clinical laboratory executives, administrators, directors, pathologists, and managers was conducted. The first findings of this survey will be presented on May 1 at the Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Slone Partners of Miami Beach, Florida, national recruitment experts for the diagnostic laboratory industry, and The Dark Report once again collaborated to produce what is fast-becoming the nation’s most comprehensive national survey of trends in compensation, benefits, and perks paid to senior executives, lab administrators, lab managers, pathologists, and Ph.D.s working in the United States. (more…)
Gives human resource departments useful information about salary trends for lab managers
In recent years, the clinical pathology laboratory profession has lacked a reliable national survey of compensation trends for clinical laboratory executives, administrators, directors, pathologists, and managers. That situation may soon change, as two lab organizations are actively collecting the compensation data required to produce a useful national survey of laboratory compensation and benefits.
Slone Partners of Miami Beach, Florida, national recruitment experts for the diagnostic laboratory industry, and The Dark Report are collaborating to produce what is believed to be the nation’s first-ever national survey of trends in compensation, benefits, and perks paid to senior executives, lab administrators, lab managers, pathologists, and Ph.D.s working in the United States.
Acquisition will particularly strengthen Beckman’s presence in clinical chemistry market
Monday, March 2, 2009
Last Friday, Beckman Coulter Inc. (NYSE:BEC) announced that it will pay $800 million acquire the diagnostics business of Olympus Corporation. This is a major transaction that further consolidates the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry, particularly given the respective market shares in clinical chemistry currently held by both Beckman and Olympus. (more…)
Several key laboratory tests have a prominent place on Oprah Winfrey’s “Ultimate Checklist” for a healthy life. Oprah, long a champion of personal accountability for one’s own health, kicked off the New Year with a focus on health improvement through self-help activities. It is another example of how consumers are being educated about the importance of using laboratory tests as guideposts to improve their health.
With a theme of “Best Life Week”, Oprah featured her medical expert Dr. Oz and his advice on how people can get healthy and peel years off their bodies. Laboratory tests play a prominent role in Dr. Oz’s “Ten Step Ultimate Health Checklist. Under step five, “Know Your Numbers”, Oprah urged her listeners to pay attention to five laboratory tests:
- Cholesterol, with LDL less than 100 and HDL greater than 40
- Blood sugar
- Vitamin D
- C-Reactive Protein
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Also included in the “Know Your Numbers” step were recommendations to check waist size and monitor both blood pressure and heart rate.
Other recommendations in the “Ultimate Health Checklist” were to get a medical check-up; recruiting a health advocate; securing a copy of personal medical records; and getting diagnostic and preventive medical tests and screenings on time.
Oprah’s promotion of Dr. Oz and his recommendations for better improving personal health makes for good ratings. Lab administrators and pathologists should take that as a sign that consumers are interested in healthcare. Another sign of how important television has become as a source of health information is the selection of CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, M.D. to be Surgeon General in the new administration. Expanding media coverage of health and wellness topics plays to the strength of medical laboratories. Media coverage of health issues creates an opportunity for laboratories piggyback on this interest and market directly to consumers. – P. Kirk