Bogner Named 2003 POC of the Year by the AACC Critical
and Point-of-Care Testing Division
28, 2003 - Four years ago, AACC
Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division
launched a program to recognize outstanding achievements
by a person primarily responsible for an institutionís
year the CPOCT Division is pleased to honor Deanna
Bogner from Christus Santa Rosa Health Care system in
San Antonio, Texas.
Ms. Bogner is the sole
POCT coordinator in the Christus Santa Rosa Health Care
system. She manages over 1500 users in the four
hospitals and outreach programs that comprise Christus
Santa Rosa, and oversees the current testing menu, with
seven tests and a total volume of over 350,000 tests per
Dallas, Christus Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit
health system comprised of more than 40 hospitals,
inpatient and long-term care facilities in Texas,
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Mexico. Ms.
Bogner serves as a corporate POCT reference person for
Christus Health Care.
Six years ago in the
San Antonio-Austin area, Ms. Bogner formed a POCT users
group known as Group for South Texas Ancillary Testing (GSTAT).
GSTAT provides its members with an opportunity to
network with other coordinators, obtain vendor-sponsored
education, and further their knowledge of available
products. GSTAT has served as a model for other POCT
user groups throughout the country.
Ms. Bogner has
presented at least one seminar or roundtable at each
AACC Annual Meeting since 2001. She has presented one or
more national teleconferences on POCT issues for Texas
Teleconferencing Network yearly since 2002. She networks
extensively among her peers and has been published in
print and web publications such as Advance for
Laboratory Administrators, Critical Care Nursing
Quarterly and Bloodgas.org. Ms. Bogner
lectures at two schools for medical technology on POCT
and has written 6 web-based education modules for the
University of Texas San Antonio Health Science Center (UTSAHSC)-Clinical
Laboratory Scientist Program Management Course.
To further the practice
of POCT internationally, Ms. Bogner has presented to the
annual 2003 POCT meeting for the Danish Society for
Biomedical Engineering, and has consulted with various
vendors such as Radiometer/Copenhagen. She is also
involved with providing POCT and laboratory regulatory
expertise to Fleury Diagnostic Medical Center in San
This auspicious award,
sponsored by the AACC CPOCT Division and funded by
Lifescan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company,
included a $500 check, up to $1350 in travel support to
attend the AACC Annual Meeting, and an elegant trophy.
The award was presented on Tuesday, July 22nd at the
CPOCT Division Business Meeting.