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Ms. Donna Castellone

By spending much of her career “on the bench,” Donna Castellone has seen the impact that the lab has on patient care. For 40 years, she has not only improved the quality and workflow of clinical laboratories, but also followed her passion of educating technologists and the public alike on the challenges of the lab.

Ms. Donna Castellone

Donna Castellone, MS, MT(ASCP)SH is the Quality Manager Specialty Testing and Supervisor Special Coagulation at the New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia (New York, NY). With her deep bench experience, she can quickly assess process failures and other problems quickly, conduct root cause analyses, and work closely with staff to arrive at the best solutions.

As a result, Donna has enhanced test menus, improved procedures, and implemented quality protocols—which has consistently led to increased lab efficiency and output. Her methods have streamlined procedures and eliminated costly and inefficient protocols, saving not only time and money, but also improving patient safety and quality of service. In addition, her experience in clinical trials offers her insight into how to best use automated procedures and integrate other new technologies. She has also helped the clinical trials department ensure proper sample collection and procedures.

Laboratory Professional of the Year