Slone Partners Announces CEO Appointment at Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)
Miami Beach, Florida – February 10, 2012 - Slone Partners, a premier provider of recruitment services for the diagnostic
laboratory industry, announced that Francisco Velazquez, MD, has been appointed CEO of Pathology Associates Medical
Laboratories (PAML), one of the nation’s largest clinical laboratories. Dr. Velazquez has replaced long time PAML CEO
Tom Tiffany, who will be retiring.
Dr. Velázquez brings an outstanding background to his new role as CEO of PAML. He is an experienced physician executive
with a strong clinical background and business leadership skills. He completed fellowships in both anatomic pathology
and laboratory medicine; is board certified in clinical pathology; and holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Management
& Policy from Harvard University.
Dr. Velázquez comes from Quest Diagnostics where he served as managing director of Nichols Institute and managing
director/vice president for Focus Diagnostics in San Juan Capistrano and Cypress, California. He had direct oversight for
the reference laboratory testing business at both laboratories as well as the clinical trials division at Focus Diagnostics.
“We are extremely pleased with the appointment of Dr. Velazquez as PAML’s new CEO, said John Fletcher, Vice President
and Chief Executive of Washington Montana Region for Providence Health and Services, and Chairman of the Board for
PAML. Working with Slone Partners during this process was thoroughly enjoyable. They were able to thread a complex
tapestry of delivering a wide variety of strong candidates.”
“Slone Partners deep understanding of the diagnostic laboratory industry and our mission driven culture enabled them
to find an outstanding leader that will help take PAML to its next phase of success,” said Tom Tiffany, MD.
About Slone Partners
Slone Partners is a premier national recruitment firm that specializes in delivering top executive, management and sales
talent for the diagnostic laboratory industry, with an additional expertise in molecular diagnostics and anatomic
pathology. For more information, visit the Slone Partners website at www.slonepartners.com
PAML, a full service medical reference laboratory located in Spokane, WA is owned by two of the nation's largest
healthcare systems - Providence Health & Services (the owner of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy
Family Hospitals) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). One of the top reference laboratories in the country, PAML is also
considered an industry leader in joint venture partnerships with community-based hospitals because of their expertise
in developing cutting-edge laboratory management systems, including state-of-the-art automation and support services.
For more information, visit the PAML website at www.paml.com
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization with health care and other services extending
across five states - Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon and California, working in service to their communities,
Provider's more than 45,000 employees work in 27 acute care medical centers and hospitals, more than 35 non-acute
facilities, physician clinics, a health plan, a liberal arts university, a high school and numerous other health, housing and
educational services. In total, Providence provided $509 million in charity care and other community benefits in 2008 and
the organization generated net operating revenues of $7 billion.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver. The faith-based
system operates in 20 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted-living and residential-living facilities;
and two community health services organizations. With annual revenues of $8.6 billion, CHI ranks as the nation’s
second-largest Catholic health care system. For more information, visit www.CatholicHealthInitiatives.org