When voting, the two representatives must agree on a position or their votes will be nullified. The number of votes allocated to each owner and user is determined by the same method as the allocation of testing costs. A co-tenant who incurs X% of testing costs will have X% of Administrative Committee votes. In other words, voting authority is directly proportional to utilization. Any health care system that owns two or more co-tenants may also appoint a "corporate member" to the Administrative Committee. This corporate member can not direct the votes of the subsidiary institutions, but can insure that the subsidiary institutions do not cast affirmative votes that violate the wishes of the corporate sponsor.
Operational and administrative management of MCL is provided by "Pathology and Laboratory Management Associates, P.C." (PLMA) and Warde Medical Laboratory (WML). William G. Finn, M.D. is Medical Director. Paul N. Valenstein, M.D. is the Chief Operating Officer. The Administrative Committee has ultimate authority over the management group.
Stop Paying. Start Owning
Look at the numbers, and decide. You can purchase laboratory services for someone else's profit or you can own a piece of the laboratory and reflect the savings on your own financials.
"In addition to cost efficiency, we have found benefit with the collaborative approach taken by the MCL and the co-tenants who have priorities similar to our own. The MCL focus on esoteric testing meets our needs and consultative support is always there when we need it. We're pleased with our choice."
John L. Carey, MD,
Vice Chair and System Dir.,
Clinical Pathology and
Henry Ford Health System,