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2018 Officers

Webinar Update  | Member News


Lauren Wheeler

Bon Secours Health Sys Newport News, VA



Katherine Bodnar

Bon Secours Health Sys Hampton Roads, VA



Sarafaye Shumate

Sentara Norfolk

Norfolk, VA



Bill Hankins

Danville Regional

Danville, VA

Please join us for the 7th Annual

Clinical Laboratory Quality
Regional Meeting
Friday November 9, 2018


Sentara Careplex Hospital
3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Conference Room B and C


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and Presentations from our

Spring Meeting on

Friday, April 20, 2018


Mary Immaculate Hospital

Health Resource Center | Newport News, VA 23602


View Recap and Slides

Virginia hosted POCC Webinars


"The Nursing-Lab Relationship in POCT:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Interdisciplinary Teams"

Jim Nichols, PhD


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

12:00 PM Eastern | Listen and Warch

"POCT Coordination:

Managing Your Sanity as Your Program Expands Beyond the Horizon" 

Jim Nichols, PhD


Thursday, November 8, 2018

12:00 PM Eastern | RSVP


"Keep Calm, it's Only a Point of Care Test"  View/Watch

"Meeting the Dynamic Challenges for Quality and Patient Safety" View/Watch

'Laboratory Regulations Update'  View/Watch

"Risk Management in POCT: Eliminate Errors Before  They Bite You!View/Watch


"TJC’s Challenging Standards:

What you can do to Maintain Compliance"  View/Watch

Member News!

Sentara Named MLO’s 2016 Lab of the Year
April 2016, MLO's Lab of the Year Award, By: MLO Staff


Based in Norfolk, Virginia, the not-for-profit Sentara system operates more than 100 sites of care with more than 2,800 hospital beds, including 12 acute care hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina.  The system, which has a 3,800-provider medical staff, includes the area’s only Level I Trauma Center, advanced imaging centers, assisted-living and nursing centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice services, and medical transport and air ambulances. Read more >

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