Diagnostic Laboratories

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Professional Advancement Ladder (PAL)


To promote, support, recognize and reward employees who grow within their professional roles as defined within the context of the VUMC culture and their profession.

  1. To empower staff to take ownership of their professional development.
  2. To afford staff opportunities for increased participation and leadership within the VUMC Diagnostic Laboratories by setting explicit criteria for promotion.
  3. To offer a model for professional staff to utilize at all stages of career development.
  4. To establish consistent expectations for professional staff across programs in the Medical Center.
  5. To recognize and reward laboratory professionals for excellence in clinical practice and customer service.
  6. To create career growth and opportunities for laboratory professionals.
  7. Increase employee satisfaction and retention and decrease turnover within the lab.
  8. Increase employee morale and engagement.
  9. Decrease operational costs by improving inefficiencies and enhance quality of services.
  10. Improve patient satisfaction.

Gail Baxter, MMHC, MT (ASCP)

Coagulation Lab

Pam Foster, MT (AMT)

Microbiology Lab

Bruce Greig, MT(ASCP), CCy

​Immunopathology & Hematopathology Labs

Holly Irby, MLS (ASCP)CM - Co-Chair

Medical Laboratory Science Program

Cheryl Arnott, BS, SCT (ASCP)

Cytology Lab

Craig Self, BS, HTL (ASCP)

Histology & Immunohistochemistry Lab

Stephanie Sephel, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB

​Transfusion Medicine Lab