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Officers | Mission


Kara Quig (Karalee) Quig, MT(ASCP) SCLHS St. Joseph Hospital, Email


Vice President:

Charlie Bismark, BS., MT(ASCP) POCTs (AACC); Intermountain Healthcare

Dixie Regional Medical Center



Katie (Katherine) Alsup, BUS, MT(ASCP)

TriCore Reference Labs, Email



Dana Neverdousky

TriCore Reference Labs, Email

Board Members

Kathleen David, MT (ASCP)TriCore Reference Labs,

Steven Lee
Parkland Hospital

Peggy Mann M.S., MT(ASCP)

University of Texas Medical Branch

Ashlee Tezak, MB ASAP
TriCore Reference Lab

Gwen Steves, MLS (ASCP)
Parkview Medical Center

Brittany Herzog

2019 Schedule

November 14-15, 2019

Join us for our Annual Meeting and Vendor Fair Summit!

Click here, or bellow, for the agenda:

Word | PDF

Raffles and
Door Prizes!


Great Wolf Lodge
Colorado Springs, CO

Topics will include:
  • Pre-Analytical Issues and POCT
    Lab Stewardship and Test Utilization

  • Reliability of POCT INR in Various Patient Populations

  • Preparing for CAP Inspection and Intent of Requirements

  • Hyperparathyroidism and Parathyroidectomy
  • Limitations of POCT Urine HCG Testing

  • Reducing Human Error in POCT
    Mistake-proof Processes Using Poke Yoke

  • Quality (Un)Control: A Day in the Life of a Medical Technologist

Attendee Registration Form: MS Word | PDF

Hotel Reservations
Click here for SWPOCC Hotel Reservations

We’re looking forward to seeing you in November!

Group Mission: Point of Care patient testing is the largest expanding laboratory activity in the industry today.  Patients and providers have access to laboratory testing results with short turn around time.  Although these tests are simple, they must be accurate to assure quality patient care.  Educational opportunities for individuals responsible for the administration of Point of Care Testing are limited in the Southwest. With the Southwestern region of the United States serving a large geographical and culturally diverse area, it is our goal to help provide education and networking resources for point of care coordinators and others associated with the point of care industry.   Our goal is to enhance point of care for the patient through education and networking.  Return to Home Page Last updated:  08/21/2018 Questions or corrections: