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Avera McKennan Laboratory Staff and Pathologists

Assistant VP & Pathologists

Mike Black, MBA, MT(ASCP)

Mike Black, MBA, MT(ASCP)

Assistant Vice President, Laboratory Services

Wayland Baptist University, Texas

Dr. Raed Sulaiman

Raed A. Sulaiman, MD

Laboratory Medical Director

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Dr. Steven Olson

Steven P. Olson, MD

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Dr. Karla Murphy

Karla K. Murphy, MD

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Dr. Diane Sneed

Diane C. Sneed, MD

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Dr. Bruce Prouse

Bruce R. Prouse, MD

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Dr. Michelle Bleile

Michelle Bleile, MD

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Dr. Shannon Gabriel-Griggs

Shannon Gabriel-Griggs, MD

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Dr. Jacquelyn Choate

Jacquelyn Choate, MD

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Managers & Supervisors

Cheryl Wildermuth, MLS(ASCP)

Cheryl Wildermuth, MS,MT (ASCP)

Manager, Quality Management Systems/Accreditation/Student Education

Lezlee Koch, MLS(ASCP)CM 

Lezlee Koch, MT (ASCP)

Manager, Quality Management

Dawn VerHoeven, MLS(ASCP)CM 

Dawn VerHoeven, MLS (ASCP)CM

Manager, Laboratory Operations, Blood Bank and Esoteric Testing

Matthew J Lauterbach, MLS(ASCP)CM 

Matthew J Lauterbach, MLS (ASCP)CM

Manager, Laboratory Services

Kacy Salter, MLS(ASCP)CM

Kacy Peterson, MLS (ASCP)CM

Manager, Laboratory Operations, Core Laboratory

Nicole Hostetler

Nicole Hostetler, MLS (ASCP)CM

Supervisor, Evening/Nights/LTA Operation

 Michael Zwart, MLS (ASCP)CM

Manager, Laboratory Business

Awards & Accreditations

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The first hospital laboratory in the United States to achieve Accreditation to the gold standard ISO-15189 Quality and Competence international standard in both Clinical and Anatomic Pathology.

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Other Awards & Accreditations

AABB Accredited

american association of blood banks

Avera McKennan Laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

FACT Accredited

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Avera McKennan Laboratory is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).