UR Medicine Thompson Health recently named Summer Killian of Phelps its director of hospital medicine, advanced surgical services, gastroenterology and obstetrics-gynecology, effective Oct. 25.
Employed by Thompson for 25 years, Killian holds a master’s degree in management from Keuka College and currently serves as the lab’s pre-analytical operations manager. She is a past recipient of the health system’s Shining Star Award, for bringing new business to the lab from additional medical offices, improving patient care and improving employee satisfaction.
Executive Vice President and COO Kurt Koczent said Killian has also been instrumental in opening a number of lab draw stations for Thompson and was a driving force when the lab implemented 100 Lean Six Sigma ideas within the span of one year, improving operational efficiencies.
In her new role overseeing the four above-mentioned departments within F.F. Thompson Hospital, Killian will be working with a team of approximately 80 staff members.