Tuality Welcomes New Director of Laboratory Services

August 13, 2009

For immediate release
Contact:  Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654

Tuality Healthcare is pleased to welcome Cyndi Christy to the organization as its new director of Laboratory Services & Transportation.

In this role, Christy oversees staff and operations at Tuality’s medical laboratory locations on its Hillsboro campus and at Tuality Forest Grove Hospital.

Most recently, Christy served as the laboratory business development manager at Salem Hospital where, among many accomplishments, she significantly grew the business volume and market share for the laboratory’s outreach services.  She also oversaw the conversion and subsequent upgrades of the department’s electronic information system.

Prior, Christy worked as a senior account manager and then as director of clinical solutions for OptiLink Healthcare Management Systems in Portland.  The firm provided computer and Web-based acuity and staff scheduling solutions for hospitals and healthcare firms.

Beginning in the 1980s, Christy served for nearly 20 years with Woodland Park Hospital in Portland, taking on a variety of roles ranging from director of diagnostic services to financial director of outcomes management.

Christy earned her master of business administration degree at the University of Portland.  Prior, she completed a bachelor of science degree in medical technology at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.  She also is certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and is a member of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association.

“With her exceptional experience and abilities, Cyndi promises to be a valuable addition to the Tuality team,” said Manny Berman, administrator & chief operating officer, Tuality Healthcare.  “We warmly welcome her to the organization and are confident the department is in good hands as we look toward the future.”

When away from the rigors of the lab, Christy enjoys hiking and backpacking with her husband, and family gatherings with her three grown children.