On February 25, 2014, I am a motivational speaker for the American Pathology Partners Conference in Denver, Colorado.
American Pathology Partners a network of pathology laboratories have locations in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region, the Carolinas and Palm Beach.
The theme of the event One Company, One Culture is to focus on building congruence in the company. Having locations in different areas, it is sometimes hard to stay on the same page. Sammy the new CEO believes that even though they are in diverse geographic locations, we are one company and one culture.
The industry as a whole has also changed a lot. There has been a reduction in reimbursement codes, so often doing the same work, labs get reimbursed a lot less. Thus employees are often stretched trying to do more work with less resources. Cutting costs is always at the forefront.
In this industry, turnaround time to get specimens processed and results out to doctors is really important. Add to this the affordable care act, like everywhere in healthcare has added extra pressure.
I look forward to being a motivational speaker for the American Pathology Partners event. My motivational speech is This Would be Funny if it Wasn't Happening to Me and the motivational speech I Love my Job its the People I can't Stand!