Council Elects Leadership Team
We recently received the following press release from AACC:
"The member organizations of the Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce (CCCLW) have elected Susan Gross, the representative of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), to a 2-year term as Chair of the CCCLW. She replaces Paula Garrott of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), who had chaired the coalition for the last 3 years. Gross works for UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital.
Joining Gross on the newly elected leadership team are Vice-Chair Rick Panning, the ASCLS representative and vice president for Laboratory Services for Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota; and two at-large Steering Committee members: Cheryl Caskey of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), and Gary Gill of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC). The steering committee also includes workgroup leaders Paul Epner of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA), Elissa Passiment of ASCLS, and Garrott.
The Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce is a coalition of clinical laboratory organizations, government and regulatory agencies, and industry partners that have been working together since 2000 to address the clinical laboratory workforce shortage. The CCCLW members believe clinical laboratory stakeholders will have a broader and greater impact in addressing the clinical laboratory workforce shortage when working collectively. The Coordinating Council's mission is to represent a united voice of clinical laboratory organizations and stakeholders focusing their collective efforts to increase the number of qualified clinical laboratory professionals, increase public awareness of laboratorians' value in achieving positive patient outcomes and enhancing the image of clinical laboratory professionals.
The current member organizations of the CCCLW include: Abbott Diagnostics, AACC, American Medical Technologists, ASCLS, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Cytotechnology, American Society for Microbiology, ASC, Association of Genetic Technologists, Association of Public Health Laboratories, CLMA, College of American Pathologists, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, NAACLS, National Credentialing Agency, Veterans Administration's National Pathology and Laboratory Service Program."