SARINA RODRIQUES, FACHE, MSH, CLS, MT(ASCP)DLM, Senior NMG Consultant, is a laboratory management and healthcare expert with more than 20 years experience. She most recently served as Administrative Director for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for a large health system located in California, where she was responsible for laboratories with 1.7 million billable tests, 200 employees and gross revenue of $200 million. She implemented reference laboratory cost savings through standardization and utilization management. Rapid diagnostics in microbiology was implemented and resulted in reduced length of stay and overall pharmacy costs. Blood management and partnership with blood suppliers resulted in significant savings and improvement quality of transfusion services. Cost saving staffing models designed to address workforce shortages and sustain retention with succession planning as the cornerstone.
Sarina is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. In this role, she works on initiatives focused on the development of future workforce and healthcare leaders and promotes the contributions of the laboratory industry.
Sarina is currently a Board member of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA). Since 2000, she has held roles on several CLMA committees, including Membership, Strategic Planning, Body of Knowledge and Chapter Development. She previously served as CCL Chair and she also chaired the “Missed Opportunities Taskforce” for ThinkLab and founded and co-chaired the “YoungLab Taskforce.”
Sarina has published a number of papers in laboratory publications, including a four-part series on total laboratory automation on a hospital laboratory setting, published in Clinical Laboratory Management Review in 2007. She also is an extensive speaker, presenting on laboratory automation, leadership and clinical topics at many conferences, including the AACC annual meeting, the CLMA ThinkLab and KnowledgeLab, the Executive War College, and G2 Intelligence’s Lab Revolution.
Sarina received a Master’s Degree in Health Systems Management in 2007 from University of New Jersey Medicine and Dentistry and a Bachelors Degree in Biology/Medical Technology from California State University, Northridge, in 1991. Sarina resides in Southern California with her family and enjoys Theatre and biking.