Network founded: May 1995 by Louis D. Wright Jr., MD.
Business slogan: "PSA: The Business Solution for Pathology."
Mission: To support the independent pathology practice by providing comrehensive business solutions.
focus: To link and support pathology practices in local
communities so they can compete with the larger, more capitalized
commercial labs and to negotiate statewide carve-outs in the managed
care arena and share services.
its start: Sold shares of ownership to pathology practices
until 2000 to raise startup capital. Today 80 percent of PSA's
associated practices have an equity position of varying degrees
in the company.
in focus in 1999: From emphasis on regional integration
and competing for statewide managed care contracts to providing
business solutions for pathology practices.
size: 70 pathology practices in 15 states and business
alliances with 29 vendors.