Minutes from the December 8, 2004
at Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg

Educational Session

  • Ralph Montesano, Managing Associate for Perfusion Care Associates, spoke on test utilization during cardiac bypass procedures including a history of perfusion and lab testing and the migration from traditional laboratory testing and trending devices to POCT during the procedure. 

  • Geoffrey Correll and Luanne Link from Lehigh Valley Health System also gave us an overview of their POCT program management, connectivity and regulatory compliance efforts.

  • Bernadette Eisenberger, Staff Development Instructor for the Pinnacle Health System Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, educated the group on cardiac catheterization procedures and the use of POCT during those procedures.

Business Meeting

KEYPOCC Officers for 2005 were announced

  • President – Beverly McAllister

  • Vice President – Geoffrey Correll

  • Treasurer – Stacey Cerminaro

  • Secretary – Dawn Earnest


  • Stacey Cerminaro will be taking a position with Medical Automation Systems on January 3, 2005 as a RALS Plus trainer.

  • Marianne Stinger will be the new POCC at Holy Spirit Hospital.

  • Cindy Graves is the new POCC at Gettysburg Hospital

  • Chris Fetters has a new position for Nova Biomedical. He is a Senior Technical Manager for Connectivity Solutions.

Treasurer’s Report

Balance as of 11/8/04 $5399.97

Bev Mcallister suggested that we might want to place the money in an interest-bearing account of some sort. Also, Bev’s SS# needs removed from the account to be replaced by the KEYPOCC tax ID number. At the same time, check-writing duties will be given to Stacey Cerminaro with Beverly McAllister still on the account since she is President. Bev also mentioned that if our account exceeds $10,000 on December 31, 2005 we will need to submit a tax return to the IRS

Dates/Topics/Hosts for 2005 Meetings

  • March 30, 2005 – Tight Glycemic Control, Marcy Anderson/Rick Lebo
    (Joint Meeting with AACC)
    KEYPOCC storyboard and a cake to celebrate 5 year anniversary for  KEYPOCC.

  • June 29, 2005 – A1C Testing, Jennifer Mixell/Dawn Earnest

  • (Fun meeting, possible tour of a local brewery)       

  • September 28, 2004 – Competency Testing and Statistical Analysis for PI, Bev McAllister

  • December 7, 2005 – Leadership/Nursing Perspective on POCT, Peter Gawron

Other Items for Discussion

  • Peter Gawron announced that Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) would be organizing a “Connectathon” project designed to energize healthcare vendors of all types in regard to open connectivity. IHE would like our expertise to contribute to this project as far as the key problems that POCC’s are facing. More info to come later.

  • Marcy Anderson mentioned that she would be emailing KEYPOCC members for their input on a survey about a certificate program for POCT that the Critical Care and POC testing Division of AACC is working on. The program will focus on specific skill-sets needed to manage a POCT program and will eventually lead to a certification in POCT.

  • Peter Gawron proposed that the officer’s hold a retreat in early 2005 to review KEYPOCC’s Mission, Vision and strategy. Peter would be willing to facilitate that retreat.

  • Marcy Anderson announced that someone from JCAHO would be speaking at the POCT forum during the AACC national meeting in Orlando, FL. The forum will be held on Thursday from 10 AM to 12 PM.

  • Jackie Kennnedy proposed that funding from KEYPOCC should be considered to send the KEYPOCC president to a leadership seminar or a national meeting during 2005.

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