Laurie Beitel, ART (CSMLS)

Currently, I am the Manager of the Hematology and Transfusion Laboratory Service for the Regina-Qu'Appelle Health Region.

Recently Saskatchewan combined 32 health districts into 12 regional health authorities to reduce duplication, to create a more efficient administration, and to improve recruitment and retention of health care providers. The laboratory areas are still waiting to see how this impacts us, as so far the restructuring has been from the top. Because the organizational charts were distributed only recently, we know under whose umbrella we fall, but not what it means for workload and staffing issues.

I worked for 10 years at the Regina CBS when it was still known as the Red Cross BTS, Regina Center, so that tells you how old I am. I also worked for 2 years at the Vancouver BTS and while I lived in British Columbia, I obtained my ART in immunohematology.I loved BC and my family and I lived like a tourists while we were there, site-seeing every weekend.

We moved to Grande Prairie Alberta where I took a job as supervisor of the blood bank and accession areas. Northern Alberta was also lovely, but as all our family was in Saskatchewan, we moved back home to my present job in Regina.

I look forward to serving on the TraQ NSG.

Professional Activities

I have served in the following capacities:

  • SSMLT Board of Directors:Public Relations Representative to the CSMLS
  • CSTM Board of Directors: Western Director
  • ISBT 2002: member, scientific committee
  • Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (Saskatchewan): laboratory inspector