Bio: I started in Laboratory in the late 80’s, training in all areas of the lab at the George Eliot Hospital in the Midlands, England. I moved to the USA in 1998 and have worked in Texas, Indiana and most recently, Illinois.I have worked in a variety of roles within lab and was trained in both laboratory science and information systems.
I have worked as a consultant for an LIS vendor, working with labs in England, Ireland, Saudi Arabia and the USA. Over the years, I have served on Lab advisory panels for point of care and instrument informatics, supply chain contracting, lab equipment selection and architectural design of laboratory.
I am Director of laboratory at Carle Foundation Hospital where we perform over 3M tests a year in our automated core laboratory. Carle has 7,500 employees serving a community of 1.4 million in East Central Illinois. Founded in 1918, Carle operates 3 hospitals and partners with several affiliated hospitals in the region. We manage numerous group practices and convenient care locations in the area. The Carle Physician Group employs over 500 physicians and APP’s.