by Jondavid Klipp | Aug 15, 2021 | Alverno Labs
Medical Technologist Shortages Widespread
Medical technologists (MTs) have been in chronic short supply for at least the past 20 years. In the past, labs have used sign-on bonuses ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to attract MTs. Last month, Laboratory Economics highlighted Alverno Laboratories (Hammond, IN) use of $10,000 sign-on bonuses to try to fill hundreds of open positions. We thought it was unusual, but it’s not. Both hospital labs and commercial labs across the country are offering sign-on bonuses ranging as high as $10,000 to $20,000 to fill open MT positions. Night shift and blood banking MT positions appear to be the hardest to fill. Laboratory Economics plans to take a deeper look at the lab industry’s worker shortage in next month’s issue.
by Jondavid Klipp | Aug 15, 2021 | AI, Alverno Labs, Digital Pathology
Alverno Labs To Implement Artificial Intelligence For Pathology
Alverno Laboratories (Hammond, IN), which transitioned to digital pathology in 2019 when it implemented Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution, now says it will add artificial intelligence to aid its pathologists in cancer diagnosis. Alverno will use the Galen AI system developed by Ibex
Medical Analytics (Tel Aviv, Israel). Ibex’s Galen platform recently received the Breakthrough Device Designation from FDA, which will help fast track the clinical review and clearance process, and is CE marked in Europe for
breast and prostate cancer. Alverno is an independent lab owned by Franciscan Alliance and AMITA Health. Alverno manages a core lab and 32 hospital labs in Indiana and Illinois. It consults on 150,000 histological cases per year, which translates to more than 1.1 million tissue slides.
by Jondavid Klipp | Jul 15, 2021 | Alverno Labs
Alverno Labs Offering Up To $10K Hiring Bonus For MT/MLTs
Alverno Laboratories (Hammond, IN) is offering big sign-on bonuses as it tries to fill hundreds of open jobs. Alverno employs roughly 2,116 people and has about 288 openings, including 29 positions at multiple locations for midnight medical technologist (MT) and medical laboratory technician (MLT) positions. Alverno, which has had trouble filling positions because of a lack of qualified applicants, is offering the incentive through September 9. The $10,000 bonus will go to newly-hired MT/MLTs who stay on for at least 13 months. Alverno, an independent lab company that is owned by Franciscan Alliance and AMITA Presence Health, operates a central lab near Chicago and manages 30+ hospital labs in Illinois and Indiana.