Dr. Jeffrey Wisotzkey named Clinical Laboratory Director at Health Network Laboratories
Health Network Laboratories (HNL) is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Wisotzkey, Ph.D., HCLD, CC will assume the role of Clinical Laboratory Director on June 1. Wisotzkey will continue to serve as HNL’s Scientific Officer, a position he has held since 2015, leading HNL’s diagnostics innovation portfolio in molecular precision medicine.
“Dr. Wisotzkey’s wealth of experience will serve HNL well as we continue to advance our technologies and capabilities in medical diagnostic testing,” said Dr. Peter Fisher, President and CEO of HNL. With more than 25 years of experience leading strategic, scientific and laboratory operations in various clinical settings, including the past two years as Scientific Officer at HNL, Wisotzkey is eager to lead HNL through a future filled with exciting opportunities.
“This is a truly exhilarating time in the field of laboratory medicine”, said Wisotzkey. “Dramatic innovations in the analyses that we do are helping to redefine the value that we bring to patients and their healthcare providers, enabling us to provide more accurate diagnostics that direct better treatments and ultimately improve outcomes for everyone.”
Wisotzkey’s vision for the future of testing at HNL originates from the company’s longstanding dedication to improving outcomes for patients and reducing costs for healthcare systems. By using tests that are targeted to reveal a patient’s individual profile, all the way down to the molecular and genetic levels, HNL’s diagnostic testing provides actionable information to caregivers that leads to improved disease screening and prevention strategies, to more appropriate and timely treatments, which all leads to lower costs and better outcomes.
Wisotzkey received his doctoral degree from the University of Houston in molecular biology and completed his postdoctoral training at Pennsylvania State University’s Hershey Medical Center. He is a board certified High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD), a Clinical Consultant (CC) and the creator and director of one of the first molecular labs in the nation to be established in a community-based teaching hospital – The Molecular Diagnostics and Research Laboratory at York Hospital. He previously served as Clinical Laboratory Director at Genomind, and prior to that as Technical Director of Laboratory Operations at the Central Pennsylvania Alliance Laboratory.
Health Network Laboratories (HNL) was notified this afternoon that an ammonia-like smell was west of 794 Roble Road in Allentown. In keeping with HNL’s Hazardous Materials protocol, HNL officials notified the Hanover Township authorities.
In the meantime, emergency crews were dispatched to evaluate employees for injury. Two employees were evaluated and released from a local hospital. As of 4 p.m. today the local authorities have completed their investigation and cleared the building for full occupancy.
HNL extends its appreciation for the fast action and care to all the Hanover Township and Lehigh County responders.
Health Network Laboratories plans to restructure business operations for its Mitotyping Identity Laboratories division (formerly known as Fairfax Identity Laboratories and Mitotyping Technologies) in State College, Pennsylvania.
Effective immediately Mitotyping Identity Laboratories will no longer be accepting new cases. All existing cases are scheduled to be completed by September 29, 2017. Should any client cases and related stored evidence need to be transferred, Health Network Laboratories will facilitate accordingly.
CEO & President, Dr. Peter Fisher, MBA stated in a company communication, “While decisions that impact our colleagues and clients in this way are always difficult, we remain committed to the long term health and growth of Health Network Laboratories. We have appreciated the opportunity to serve our clients and on behalf of all the staff we thank you. Health Network Laboratories will continue to focus on our core strength as a premier clinical reference laboratory and healthcare partner.”
About Health Network Laboratories
Health Network Laboratories (HNL), headquartered in Allentown, PA, has more than 50 Patient Service Centers conveniently located throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With a staff of 25 scientific directors and board-certified pathologists, and more than 400 certified lab scientists and phlebotomists, HNL has been providing high quality, advanced laboratory diagnostic testing to its regional communities for more than 15 years.
Health Network Laboratories and Hartzell’s Pharmacy Celebrate Partnership
Health Network Laboratories (HNL) and Hartzell’s Pharmacy celebrated their partnership Thursday, May 11. HNL President and CEO Dr. Peter Fisher, and Hartzell’s Pharmacy President and Pharmacist Vincent Hartzell cut the ribbon in honor of a new Patient Service Center that opened recently inside the pharmacy. Elected officials, members of the community, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and staff from both companies were in attendance. Health Network Laboratories watch with Lehigh Valley Chamber and Hartzell's Pharmacy Inc.
Where Does Your Throat Culture Go? IV
In Part IV of our series that illustrates what happens after a sample is submitted for testing in our lab, we follow a throat culture being tested for Streptococcus or Strep Throat. Health Network Laboratories' Microbiology Lab is featured. Stay tuned for Part V coming soon.
Woman knits and knits and knits for the most vulnerable among us
Jennifer Hamm originally planned to only knit 50 hats. She didn't stop there.
Health Network Laboratories' Jennifer Hamm was interviewed by WFMZ for her story about the many hats she's knitted for babies in the new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) that will open at the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg campus.
Thank you, Jennifer, for your hard work and dedication at HNL and to these little ones!
http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/woman-knits-and-knit . . .
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HNL House Calls is an in-home phlebotomy service available to anyone, from children to adults. A phlebotomist will come to your home and draw your blood, so you don’t have to drive or leave the comfort of home. Parents of small children, as well as people caring for aging relatives, tell us this service is convenient and hassle-free.
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South Mountain Pharmacy & Hartzell's Pharmacy Inc
300 American Street | Catasauqua, PA 18032
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sat: 9 a.m. - Noon
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2441 W. Emaus Avenue | Allentown, PA 18103
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. – 5p.m. | Sat: 9 a.m. – Noon