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Barnesville Hospital Names New Laboratory Manager

Shawn Meier, a medical technologist at Barnesville Hospital since 1993, entered a new phase of her career when she came to work on June 4th. That was when she assumed Laboratory Management responsibilities from her predecessor, Lori Leary, who relocated to West Virginia with her family. Prior to this time, Mrs. Meier had been the hematology/coagulation supervisor in the Barnesville Hospital Laboratory. She received a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Ohio University and did a one year medical technology internship in Akron. During that time, she worked in the hematology lab at Akron City Hospital.

When asked to describe the biggest challenge facing healthcare, Mrs. Meier states, One of the biggest challenges is rapidly changing technology. Through strategic planning, Barnesville Hospitals laboratory has been able to keep pace with the latest technology, thus improving the speed and accuracy with which physicians can diagnosis and treat patients.

Shawn is very excited about the future, I enjoy working with people and it is gratifying to know that I am making an important difference in a persons life. The staff at Barnesville Hospital work so well together as a team. I love being part of that team!

Born in Jacobsburg, Shawn currently resides in St. Clairsville with her husband of 18 years, Bill, and their son, Brandon. She enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, quilting, reading, and spending time with family.