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Two Catholic Systems' Laboratory Integration
Testimonial from Cheryl Vance, Retired CEO & President, Alverno Clinical Laboratories, LLC and Alverno Provena Hospital Laboratories, Inc. | Cell: 1 (847) 404-5001  |  Email: cvquilter@gmail.com

Consulting Engagement:  Options Feasibility Analysis & Laboratory Integration of Multiple Catholic Systems

Key challenges faced by Provena and Sisters of St. Francis that the engagement was meant to solve:

  1. "Assessing cost-savings opportunity through restructure and continuation of high level quality and service."

  2. "Gathering stakeholder feedback for plan development through a structured, non-threatening process."

  3. "Effective communication plan throughout plan development and implementation."

​Alverno's outcomes and results at the end of the engagement:

  1. "Through stakeholder feedback and Sue's facilitation, arrived at plan to be implemented and used to hold laboratory leadership accountable for implementation."

  2. "Implementable, comprehensive project plan."

  3. "Effective communication plan covering stakeholders and laboratorians."

Would you hire Susan again?

"Absolutely.  Sue's knowledge & experience as well as her communication and leadership style supported the difficult tasks that needed to be accomplished in a short period of time."

Would you recommend her?


Market Opportunity and Laboratory Outreach Planning
Providing the Engagement Testimonial: John Waugh, Vice President, System Laboratories, Henry Ford Health System, 2799 W. Grand Blvd.  Detroit, MI  48202, | Telephone:  313 916 2323 (office) | Email: jwaugh1@hfhs.org

Consulting Engagement:  Laboratory Focused Market Opportunity Assessment and Outreach Planning

Project Background

"Henry Ford Health System is one of Susan's clients.  We issued an RFP for laboratory consulting about five years ago and I chose Sue to do a market opportunity assessment and gap analysis for the Lab Outreach business we were considering." 

Your Outcomes and the Results at the end of the engagement:

"We were so impressed with the work she did that I brought her back a second time to help with some business planning, outreach portal selection, financial modeling, and implementation work.  We looked at legal framework, billing, service standards, financial pro formas, marketing, HR issues and a variety of related topics.


Her work was fairly priced, always on-time, and very well done.  Sue is incredibly connected across North America to tap other resources as needed.  She was able to do most of the work remotely, but came on site for selected visits at our request.  She understands laboratories and laboratory issues so you don't waste time translating.  She understands that there is a unique culture in every organization and presentation materials she creates will come to you first to review and fine tune so it can be presented clearly to targeted audiences."

Would you hire Susan again?

"In summary, if I have additional consulting requirements, Sue will be my first call."

Would you recommend her?

"Yes, and have on several occasions."

Lean Kaizen
Providing the Engagement Testimonial:  Michele Perry, Director Laboratory Service, Salem Community Hospital, 1995 East State Street, Salem, Ohio  44460. | Contact Michele:  Telephone: 330-332-7306 or via Email at perrym@salemhosp.com

Consulting Engagement:  Process Focused Lean Kaizen Engagement Pre-analytical Testing: Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing

Key Challenges Faced by the laboratory at Salem Community Hospital  that the engagement was meant to solve: 

  1. "Poor turnaround times—results not available during physician rounds."

  2. "Specimen processing not centralized—sometimes priority specimens were delayed for testing."

  3. ​"Lab was designed around traditional sections or departments." 

Your Outcomes and Results at the end of the engagement:

  1. "Met physician turnaround promise for morning draws—coagulation, chemistry and hematology turnaround improved 48%, 80%, and 78% respectively."

  2. "Morning run results are reviewed by nursing and charted each day by 7:00 AM; work processes have been audited on a routine basis since 2009 to sustain the gains."

  3. "Layout of phlebotomy carts were standardized and supply cabinets now sport a nicely configured shadow kanban for inventory control."

Would you hire Susan again?

"Yes, and Salem Community Hospital has hired her on two additional occasions."

Would you recommend her?

"Yes, without reservation.  I am very satisfied with the results of this engagement."

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