The Power List 2021 – Front(line) and Center
Rachael is Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and Director of the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, University of Kansas Health System. Working tirelessly throughout the pandemic, she implemented in-house COVID-19 testing, completed the instrument verification in only two days, and has since implemented multiple different testing platforms. She is an invaluable source of expertise to her clinical colleagues. Rachael was named one of Ingram’s 2021 Heroes in Healthcare and was selected as one of the healthcare workers from the University of Kansas to attend the Super Bowl. She believes that staffing shortages are the biggest challenges laboratory medicine currently faces.