The Department of Laboratory Medicine
St. Elizabeth Department of Laboratory Medicine is composed of six facilities. St. Elizabeth Edgewood and Preferred Lab Partners are the core laboratories. St. Elizabeth Florence, St. Elizabeth Dearborn and St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas operate intermediate response laboratories. St. Elizabeth Covington and St. Elizabeth Grant operate emergency stat laboratories.
The laboratories at St. Elizabeth Healthcare are modern, cheerful and efficient with state-of-the-art instrumentation. Ten pathologists, a large staff of medical technologists and other professional personnel provide 24-hour service for the hospital and community. Over 15 million laboratory tests are done at St. Elizabeth Healthcare each year. The laboratory also operates several community phlebotomy centers as part of its outreach program.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Medical Laboratory Science Program is headed by the Program Director, Traci Kraus, MA(Ed), BA, BS, MT(ASCP), who undertakes the application and interview process, and assures that the quality standards for accreditation are met within the delivery of student instruction. Additionally, the Program Director is responsible for teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, formulating policies and procedures, evaluating program effectiveness, scheduling of rotations, organization and compilation of exams and objectives, and maintaining contact with the student representatives and the students. Traci Kraus may be reached at: (859) 301-9489; email@example.com.
Academic Review Board Members
The Academic Review Board consists of administrative personnel who serve as advisors for the Program. The Medical Director of the Laboratory, Program Director, System Director of the Laboratory, a retired Laboratory Director, two Laboratory Managers, and an MLS advisor at an affiliate university, head this committee. The Academic Review Board meet to discuss individual students and to give input on the program/curriculum to assist in maintaining current relevancy and effectiveness.
The student representatives are a team of Medical Laboratory Scientist and Medical Laboratory Technicians who organize the didactic and clinical instruction of the students within the departments. The representatives are liaisons between the Program Director and the departmental personnel with the responsibility to schedule guest lectures and clinical rotation activities. Representatives also teach lectures, supervise applied laboratory learning experiences, evaluate student achievement, provide input on curriculum, policies and procedures, and evaluate program effectiveness. They are comprised of Medical Laboratory Scientists (ASCP) / Medical Laboratory Technicians (ASCP) or they may be a Supervisor, Lead Tech, or an expert in their department.
All certified lab personnel are encouraged to participate in the program. Student will encounter a variety of instructors and teaching methods during the term of the MLS program.
St. Elizabeth School of Medical Laboratory Science has been in operation since the 1950’s. Curriculum at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Medical Laboratory Science Program consists of an 11-month program of both didactic and supervised clinical training.