Mount Desert Island Hospital has hired Tom Fischer as its new Director of Laboratory Services. As Director, Mr. Fischer oversees quality control and administration of all hospital laboratory tests.
Fischer brings to his new position thirty years experience in laboratory services, including twenty in lab administration.
A native of Wisconsin, Fischer recently move to the MDI region from Virginia where he worked as the Point of Care Coordinator for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.
Prior to that, Fischer was the Executive Director of Firstlab of Virginia, a start-up for-profit reference laboratory serving hospitals, long-term care facilities and physician clients.
Between 1987 and 2003 Fischer served as Administrative Director at four different health care facilities in Wisconsin.
The focus of his work has been introduction of systems that reduce inefficiencies and redundancies, and improve productivity and quality control. (Quote)
Fischer received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, underwent a Medical Technologist Internship at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and received his MS in Medical Technology Instruction and Administration from the University of Wisconsin.
At MDI Hospital, Fischer will oversee a staff of (#) that conducts approximately 95,000 tests per year and manages a blood bank. “This is a great team,” said Fischer of his staff. They have been very helpful with my adjustment.”