Congratulations Mid-South Community Pathology our Business of the Week sponsored by Chick-fil-A! They have been a Chamber member since 2011. Thank you.
As a field of general inquiry and research, pathology addresses four components of disease: cause, mechanisms of development (
pathogenesis), structural alterations of cells (morphologic changes), and the consequences of changes (clinical manifestations).
 In common medical practice, general pathology is mostly concerned with analyzing known clinical abnormalities that are markers or precursors for both
non-infectious disease and is conducted by experts in one of two major specialties,
anatomical pathology and
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long
-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?"
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