2007 Point-of-Care Coordinator of the Year

This award is funded by Lifescan, Inc. and includes a cash award and funds to support attendance at the the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) Annual Meeting. The recipient, Elizabeth Vadasdi, is from New York- Presbyterian Hospital, Weill – Cornell Medical Center.

Congratulations on behalf of the Awards Committee.

Elizabeth Vadasdi - 2007 POCT Coordinator of the Year

Elizabeth Vadasdi is the manager of POCT at New York- Presbyterian Hospital, Weill – Cornell Medical Center. She has overseen the growth of POCT from replacing visual glucose reading at a few patient care locations to actively participating in the hospital’s Tight Glycemic Control patient management at 65 nursing units. Today 95% of blood gas testing is performed at the bedside by nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians. Mrs.Vadasdi expanded the visibility of Clinical Laboratories at Cornell through her POCT activities. By collaborating with the caregivers and the diagnostic device manufacturers she has promoted the education, acceptance, deployment and management of POCT. She is constantly searching for innovative solutions to provide state of the art POCT service.

Mrs. Vadasdi is an active member of the the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM). She has served on the ACCENT Credit Review Board of ADLM, and was a member of Executive Committee and ACCENT Credit Officer of ADLM New York Metropolitan Section for several years. She has received a recognition award for Outstanding Service and Dedication in support of the ADLM New York Metropolitan section.

Mrs. Vadasdi has published articles in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. She has presented posters and seminars on various aspects of point of care testing.