eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 12: Teaming Up! The Benefit of Interdisciplinary Relationships for Laboratory Leaders(featuring Melody Boudreaux Nelson)

“Without mastering collaborative relationships, both inside and outside the company, we won’t produce the outcomes needed….”   — Lori Beer

Great leaders understand the incredible value of collaboration, especially in healthcare. Leadership is a TEAM sport.

The World Health Organization defines interdisciplinary teams as “multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work[ing] together with patients, families, carers (caregivers), and communities to deliver the highest quality of care.” 

So, why are interdisciplinary relationships an important aspect of your role as a leader, when healthcare and clinical care teams are becoming increasingly more specialized?

Well….Grab a pen and notepad! 

In today’s essential episode, Melody Boudreaux Nelson and Stephanie Whitehead break down the benefits of establishing relationships with care teams and how these relationships are critical to your success in laboratory management!

Special Guest Bio:
Melody Boudreaux Nelson received her master’s degree in clinical laboratory management from RUSH University in 2019 and has been in laboratory administration roles since 2017. Melody is currently a resident in the Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science program through the University of Kansas Medical Center. She also sits on the Council of Laboratory Professionals through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Melody’s experience in laboratory leadership includes oversight roles in a core laboratory, operational management, and informatics.
Listeners can connect with Melody using:
Email: mnelson11@kumc.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melody-nelson-ms-mls-ascp-77b7aa167/

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