Dale R. Kahn was part of the planning and design team that built Alverno Clinical Laboratory which first opened in 1999. Kahn accepted the role as Central Laboratory Director for Alverno in 2002. At that time, the laboratory consisted of a central laboratory facility in Northwest Indiana and six hospital laboratories from the Franciscan Alliance healthcare system. In 2005 Alverno expanded to service 18 hospitals by integrating with the Provena Health laboratories and to service all of the Franciscan Alliance hospital laboratories. In 2008 Alverno expanded to service 26 hospitals by integrating with the Resurrection Healthcare laboratories located in the Chicago market. Provena and Resurrection merged in 2012 to form Presence Health. Alverno currently manages the central laboratory facility along with 26 hospital laboratories in Indiana and Illinois for the Franciscan Alliance and Presence Health systems. Kahn directed this large and continuous expansion of the Alverno central laboratory facility through flexible design, focus on process and has developed many computerized solutions. In 2013, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics named Alverno as its Microbiology Innovation Center for the United States. Alverno is currently working with Siemens, along with Copan and Bruker, to implement full microbiology automation. Alverno has also partnered with Purdue University Calumet through its CIVS (Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation) group to use 3D interactive modeling for the design of the automated microbiology laboratory. Kahn received a Bachelor of Science degree from Manchester College and has over 35 years of laboratory experience.
Written by Staff Writer, G2 Intelligence