Hospital lab—commercial medical laboratory collaboration will launch in San Fernando Valley
Yesterday, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML) announced a new clinical pathology laboratory joint venture (JV) that is likely to create a tough new laboratory competitor in Southern California.
Spokane, Washington-based PAML and Renton, Washington-based Providence Health & Services will create a new medical laboratory services company to serve California’s San Fernando Valley and its surrounding communities. The new company will begin operating early in 2011 and will be called California Laboratory Associates (CLA), LLC. CLA will provide routine laboratory testing services to medical practices and hospitals from the recently remodeled labs at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, and more specialized reference and esoteric testing from PAML’s laboratory in Washington.