The Shared Services, Integrated Labs department is comprised of a team of Laboratory Informaticists whom are primarily assigned to a Medstar entity (e.g. Medstar Georgetown University Hospital) or service line (e.g. Ambulatory service). The overarching goal of the Integrated Labs department is the standardization and continued operational support of the Laboratory Information Systems (MedConnect) and other Lab/Pathology related systems.

The support activities encompass a wide array of tasks which include:

  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Workgroup management
  • Accreditation and regulatory compliance
  • Process improvements and patient safety initiatives
  • Systems support including upgrades
  • Training and education

The team members also collaborate with a number of other Medstar teams such as Medical and Administrative Laboratory/Pathology Directors, Laboratory Information Systems, Information Technology, and other interdisciplinary Informatics groups (e.g. Physicians, Nursing, etc.)


  • Valgene Gainey-Johnson

Phone: 410-933-8034

Site Coordinator

  • Thomas McCarty

Phone: 202-444-5980