Bio: Rick L. Panning has been in clinical and pathology laboratory leadership positions in the Minneapolis-St. Paul healthcare market since 1980 and is currently the Senior Administrative Director for HealthPartners (seven hospitals, independent central laboratory, and 70 physician office laboratories).
Previously, Panning served as the President of Laboratory Services for Fairview Health Services (including the University of Minnesota Medical Center), CEO for the American Red Cross North Central Blood Center, and Vice President of Laboratory Services at Allina Health. He has been very active within CLMA and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, where he served on the Board of Directors as Regional Director and ultimately national president in 2007-2008.
Panning has also served on the ASCLS Government Affairs Committee and led and participated on a number of task forces. Having a strong interest in workforce issues, he represented ASCLS on the Coordinating Council for the Clinical Laboratory workforce and also served as chair. He has served on the board of directors for CLSI and is currently serving as Treasurer.
Panning has spoken nationally on a number of topics, including legislative and regulatory affairs, process improvement and lean management, genetic testing strategy, test utilization, and Total Cost of Care.