Diana L. Kremitske, MHA, MS, MT(ASCP)
Council of Laboratory Professionals
Diana L. Kremitske has 25 years experience in the laboratory profession with the majority of those years spent in hospitals. She has held local and regional supervisory roles in the Geisinger Medical Laboratories and also held a lab operations director position at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, Pa. She has worked in many aspects of laboratory operations.
Currently, Ms. Kremitske is the Laboratory Operations Director—Geisinger Northeast, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.—overseeing laboratory operations at two campuses in the Geisinger Health System. She received her bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and a master’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in health care administration all from the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa.
During the course of her career at Geisinger, Ms. Kremitske has coordinated a large scale, regional implementation project for an electronic medical record in physician practices and assisted in designing, as well as supporting best practice initiatives systemwide in the organization’s primary care network. She has worked as Laboratory Service Improvement Coordinator and contributed to the early development of a daily laboratory error reporting mechanism and database.
Starting in 2009, Ms. Kremitske has served as a local ASCP volunteer and finds that it is a way to positively represent laboratory professionals, connect with medical laboratory sciences program directors, and help to respond to important issues affecting the medical laboratory.
“Since 1983, I have had a rewarding and multifaceted career that I attribute to my training and experiences as a medical technologist,” she said. “New strategies and ways of thinking about recruitment into the laboratory profession interest me. It is vital that we can easily and plainly demonstrate the interconnectivity of laboratory medicine with other related scientific fields that students pursue. It would be an honor to serve this purpose through the ASCP.”
Ms. Kremitske assists students interested in medical technology with learning about the technical sections of the clinical laboratory. Joining ASCP in 1983, she is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Past President of the University of Scranton Masters in Health Administration Alumni Association, and a member of the American College of Health Care Executives.