PeaceHealth Names Julie Halic as Chief Operations Officer for Laboratory Services

PeaceHealth Names Julie Halic as Chief Operations Officer for Laboratory Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 1, 2008

Springfield,

Ore. – PeaceHealth is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie

Halic as chief operations officer for the organization’s laboratory

services.

“With

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.

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Julie Halic

Headquartered

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.

Halic

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.

PeaceHealth

directly serves the healthcare needs of Pacific Northwest communities

through Oregon Medical Laboratories, the PeaceHealth Medical Group and

six medical centers and hospitals.

Based

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
541.984.8225,[email protected]