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Meet Lisa Steed

Department
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Meet Lisa Steed

How you are changing what's possible at MUSC
I am particularly proud of the reduction of contaminated blood cultures in recent years, thanks to the efforts of the nurses and phlebotomists. A single contaminated blood culture not only doesn’t help identify the cause of a bloodstream infection in a patient, but also it can mislead clinicians and cost the hospital $6,000 to $9,000 in additional expenses.

How long at MUSC
More than 18 years

First thing you notice about people
The color of their clothes. Some days I am amazed that there seems to be a color theme in the lab. Sometimes I get the memo, and on other days, I clearly didn’t get the memo.

What do you do on rainy days
Sleep late and then watch TV programs I’ve recorded to watch later with my husband

Favorite restaurants
Nirlep Indian Restaurant and Sesame Burger

A must-have in the pantry
Crunchy peanut butter and an assortment of jams or preserves. And bread, of course.

May 29, 2013
 
 
 

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