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A little bit about Leslie

Leslie Sprick is Owner and CEO in the consulting practice of Sprick Group, a career laboratorian and a senior level advisor to many well-respected healthcare systems in the U.S. since 2002.

She is one of the first management consultants who recognized the value that Lean could have on the laboratory industry and as a result, developed a unique service line to help laboratory groups transform their operations and physical use of space.

Ms. Sprick proudly holds certification as a management consultant (CMC®) from the Institute of Management Consulting—a distinction held by less than 3% of all practicing consultants in the USA.

Background & History

From 1998-2002, Ms. Sprick served as Senior Director of Performance Management for Premier, Inc. the largest Group Purchasing Organization in the healthcare industry. There she honed her consulting skills with some of the most prestigious healthcare systems in the US and developed specific programs that improved costs and efficiencies for Premier members. She helped drive increased sales volume by 100 percent in two years through Premier-sponsored contracts.

From 1990-1998, Ms. Sprick was Director of Sales and Marketing for Presbyterian Laboratory Services at Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she was responsible for the start-up development of the laboratory’s outreach program that grew rapidly to $100M in eight years. She was a key member of the senior management team for 5 acute care hospital labs, 32 physician office labs, 3 regional STAT labs, a regional reference lab facility with a DHHS certified toxicology laboratory and a full-service Cytogenetics lab, GIFT and IVF laboratory, as well as 6500 skilled nursing beds in 52 facilities. She was an active member in the facility design and startup of four new clinical laboratories during her tenure, the largest a 54,000 square foot facility.

She is a national speaker and resource on Lean Six Sigma, hospital outreach programs and competitive issues with the laboratory industry.  She earned her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a registered medical technologist.  She is affiliated with the following professional organizations: the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Institute of Management Consultants.

 

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