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A Nice House in a Rough Neighborhood

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

humorous motivational speakerI was recently a motivational speaker for the American Pathology Partners ( AP2) leadership conference.

The new CEO got up to give a motivational speech about the state of the company and state of the industry.

Pathology and lab services have been through some tough changes. Dramatic reductions in reimbursement codes have caused many lab organizations to drastically reduce costs and streamline services. Add to this Obama care has forced many out of business or to consolidate or merge.

In his motivational speech, the CEO drew the interesting analogy that operating in this rough business environment was like being a nice house in a rough neighborhood. You get knocked around a lot, you have to be prepared, stay aware, do more work with limited resources, streamline and cut back.

In the case of American Pathology Partners, they have merged three locations: Unipath labs in Denver, Eastern Carolina Pathology in Wilson, NC and Palm Beach Pathology in West Palm Beach, Florida. The company has had a tough year, however given everything they continue to invest millions into growth. Overall they are outperforming other boutique labs and key competitors.

As the analogy goes they are in a nice house in a rough neighborhood. Ap2 has upgraded and continues to invest in there drive to provide exceptional patient outcomes.  In this environment, their house is nice but it's still a rough neighborhood.

All business goes in cycles, as the industry evolves, the neighborhood will improve and the hard work will pay off.

I enjoyed being a motivational speaker for the American Pathology Partners Leadership Conference, I delivered the Motivational Speech, Daring to be Caring, Leading a Spirited Healthcare Team and the Nerve to Serve... Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout!

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