CLMA Moves Headquarters to Chicago
The Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) issued a press release recently indicating that it has moved its headquarters from Wayne, PA to Chicago. CLMA, an association of 3.400 members worldwide, has selected the firm of SmithBucklin as its management company.
Organizations, like individuals have been affected by the downturn in the economy. CLMA which has traditionally been identified with laboratory management (note its name) in recent years has tried to broaden its base and revenue stream by suggesting it represents all laboratorians "at all stages of their careers."
Several organizations have chosen to reduce overhead and draw on the infrastructure, economies of scale and expertise of independent professional management companies like SmihBucklin. Very often they pay only for the services they use, rather than maintaining a full service office with full time paid staff. I predict we will see more such moves in the future among clinical laboratory organizations.