HNL News

June 29, 2022

Automation in the Clinical Laboratory

Clinical laboratory automation is essential to deliver high quality results in the most cost effective and efficient way.  Automation requires minimal operator intervention and helps to increase productivity, tracking of specimens within the laboratory, decreased turnaround times, improvements in specimen handling, improved laboratory safety, and minimizes errors.
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June 17, 2022

LYME Disease

As you continue to spend more time outside enjoying the weather, you’ll be sharing your space with some critters you’ll want to be aware of. Deer ticks can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, which can have a critical impact on your health if untreated.
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June 15, 2022

Men's Health Month

In 1994, Congress designated the month of June as Men's Health Month to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
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June 10, 2022

LGBTQ Pledge

HNL Lab Medicine believes the diversity of our workforce makes us stronger. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
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June 09, 2022

HNL Lab Medicine Artwork Contest Celebrates Healthcare Heroes

Throughout the month of May, HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announced an artwork contest for children in grades K-8. The goal of this contest was to promote awareness of the healthcare field, encourage creativity, and include a valuable connection to the community in each of HNL’s patient service centers.
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Rick Cardona

Vice President of Support Operations

Rick joined HNL Lab Medicine in 2002 as the Director of Logistics. Rick was responsible for developing the strategic plan for HNL Lab Medicines courier logistics division. Overseeing this division since its inception, Rick has been responsible for growing this organization to its current 129 drivers that log over 2.4 million miles a year. Through Rick’s vision and innovation, today, HNL Lab Medicine’s courier service operates efficiently by utilizing barcode technology, routing, and mapping optimization. 
 
In 2012, Rick was promoted to Administrator of Support Services. Due to HNL Lab Medicine’s significant growth, Rick led the design and subsequent relocation to a new 102,000 sq. ft, state of the art, diagnostics laboratory facility. During his career at HNL Lab Medicine, Rick has been instrumental in providing access to the patients we serve by opening 40 new patient centers. 
 
“I am delighted to be given this opportunity,” said Rick. “This promotion allows me the opportunity to use all my experience and expertise to align our support operations for the future growth of HNL Lab Medicine.”
 
Before joining HNL Lab Medicine, Rick spent 21 years at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Rick served as Director, Logistical Support Services for 15 years. Among his many achievements included the implementation and management of a newly created centralized patient transport service, the development, and implementation of organizational-wide supply distribution and logistical support programs, mailroom automation, and printshop services.

Taking a break from the demands of running HNL Lab Medicine facilities and support operations, Rick enjoys spoiling his two dogs, golfing, swimming, pheasant hunting, trap and skeet shooting and target shooting. In addition, gardening and landscaping are relaxing pastimes.