Pathology and lab test provider to invest approximately $18 million in Davidson County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and PathGroup officials announced today that the pathology and clinical laboratory services company will undertake a major expansion in Middle Tennessee.

PathGroup, one of the largest private providers of pathology and clinical lab services in the U.S., plans to create more than 200 jobs and invest approximately $18 million in a consolidated lab and corporate back office in Davidson County.

“PathGroup has been serving Nashville’s health care community for more than 50 years,” Haslam said. “I’d like to thank PathGroup for its continued commitment to Middle Tennessee. The creation of more than 200 well-paying health care jobs is welcome news for our state and brings us closer to making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“The health care industry contributes nearly $39 billion to Middle Tennessee’s economy each year,” Rolfe said. “Thanks to companies like PathGroup, health care has played a central role in the region’s dynamic and growing economy. We’re pleased to see PathGroup move forward with this significant investment in Nashville and look forward to its continued growth, which will help provide new job opportunities for Middle Tennesseans.”

Founded in 1965 and led by physicians, PathGroup has more than 80 in-house pathology experts and more than 1,100 employees dedicated to improving patient outcomes through high-quality service and direct physician contact. 

“We’re grateful for our Tennessee roots and look forward to continue growing with the communities where our employees live and work,” Dr. Ben Davis, president and CEO of PathGroup, said. “Our strong foundation in the local business community allows us to leverage our national reach, ensuring that doctors have the highest quality data and diagnostics, to enhance outcomes for patients.”

Headquartered in Brentwood, PathGroup currently operates three labs in the Nashville area that will be now be located in the new lab facility at 1000 Airpark Center Drive.

PathGroup, a Pritzker Group company, currently works with more than 70 hospitals and thousands of group practices across the U.S. to deliver quality lab test and diagnostic results with unmatched responsiveness. 

“I am very pleased to see the consolidation and growth of PathGroup’s operations in Davidson County, bringing high-quality jobs and capital investment in the health care industry to Nashville,” Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said. “This announcement further bolsters Nashville’s status as the health care capital of the United States and supports the continued growth of the economy in the Donelson area.”

Nashville and Davidson County are represented by Speaker Beth Harwell (R – Nashville), Rep. Bo Mitchell (D – Nashville), Rep. Bill Beck (D- Nashville), Rep. Mike Stewart (D – Nashville), Rep. Jason Powell (D – Nashville), Rep. Brenda Gilmore (D – Nashville), Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D – Nashville), Rep. Harold Love (D – Nashville), Rep. Sherry Jones (D – Nashville), Rep. Darren Jernigan (D – Old Hickory), Sen. Steven Dickerson (R – Nashville), Sen. Ferrell Haile (R – Gallatin), Sen. Jeff Yarbro (D – Nashville) and Sen. Thelma Harper (D – Nashville) in the Tennessee General Assembly.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Team Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Tennessee is the only three-time winner of “State of the Year” for economic development by Business Facilities magazine. Find us on the web: Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook:

About PathGroup
Founded in 1965, PathGroup is a premier provider of anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology services, as well as one of the largest providers of women’s health services in the United States. Privately held and physician-centric, PathGroup works seamlessly with customers to provide superior diagnostic services – a vital link in the cycle of patient relationships. PathGroup uses the latest in proprietary and industry standard technology to deliver fast, accurate results. The company provides clients with the highest quality of services available, consistently exceeding the expectations of physicians, employees, payers and most importantly, patients. One Lab; Total Service. For more information, visit



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