PeaceHealth Names Julie Halic as Chief Operations Officer for Laboratory Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2008
Ore. – PeaceHealth is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie
Halic as chief operations officer for the organization’s laboratory
22 years of laboratory experience, particularly in a multi-lab setting,
Julie is well-positioned to excel in her leadership role as we continue
to grow throughout our region,” says Ran Whitehead, Chief Executive
Officer for PeaceHealth’s laboratories.
at PeaceHealth’s Oregon Medical Laboratories (OML) facility in
Springfield, Halic will oversee the day-to day operations of both
inpatient and outpatient diagnostic offerings from nine labs in three
states. “I am excited by the opportunity to influence the complete
spectrum of lab operations, including extensive patient-focused
services,” she says.
joins PeaceHealth from ACL Laboratories, where she served as Vice
President of Hospital Laboratory Operations with responsibility for 20
hospital labs performing 20 million tests annually. She holds a BS in
Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the
Keller Graduate School of Management. She completed her Medical
Technologist training at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago and also
holds a certificate in HR Management.
directly serves the healthcare needs of Pacific Northwest communities
through Oregon Medical Laboratories, the PeaceHealth Medical Group and
six medical centers and hospitals.
in Bellevue, Washington, the not-for-profit PeaceHealth healthcare
system operates hospitals and medical centers in Alaska, Washington and
Oregon that serve more than 57,000 inpatient admissions annually in
both rural and urban settings. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph
of Peace, PeaceHealth has provided exceptional medicine and
compassionate care to Pacific Northwest communities for more than a
century. PeaceHealth annually receives national recognition for
innovations in patient-centered care, patient safety and healthcare
technology. For more information, visit www.peacehealth.org.
Media Contact: Linda Hawley
Oregon Medical Laboratories