Industry Expert Returns to AlloSource as Vice President of Operations
CENTENNIAL, Colo., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world’s largest processor of cellular bone allografts, today announced Elizabeth Hearty’s return to AlloSource as Vice President of Operations.
Hearty returns to AlloSource with more than 18 years of experience in operations, finance and business management. Prior to returning to AlloSource, Hearty held the position of Chief Executive Officer for LABS, Inc., a full-service testing laboratory with expertise in regulated testing for human organs, cells, tissues and implantable biologic products and devices. While with LABS, she dramatically grew the business and helped LABS stay true to its mission of dedication to the organ, eye and tissue industry. In her previous role at AlloSource, Hearty served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, giving her a unique, varied perspective of the different facets of the allograft tissue business.
“We are thrilled to have a person with Elizabeth’s leadership experience joining us once more,” said Thomas Cycyota, President and CEO of AlloSource. “I look forward to working with her because she knows the organ and tissue donation industry and understands the important role operations plays in our ability to follow through on our mission of honoring the gift of human tissue donation.”
In her position as VP of Operations, Hearty will oversee a broad range of AlloSource departments including donor receiving, tissue processing, and supply chain and materials management. She will also supervise the engineering and facilities functions, maintaining operations’ primary role of maximizing the donor gift.
“I have always maintained a deep respect for AlloSource,” said Hearty. “In my time at LABS, I continued to provide services to AlloSource and happily watched their business thrive. AlloSource believes in their mission, and that mission is essential to the communities it serves. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to help AlloSource distribute life-saving and life-enhancing tissue back to our communities.”
Dean Elliott, who was serving in a transitional role as the Vice President of Operations, will resume his leadership position as AlloSource’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.
AlloSource is a non-profit company offering more than 200 types of precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in an array of life-saving and life-enhancing medical procedures. As the world’s leader in fresh cartilage tissue used for joint repair and skin allografts to heal severe burns, AlloSource has grown into one of the largest tissue networks in the country with more than 400 employees. It is the world’s largest processor of cellular bone allografts and delivers unparalleled expertise and customer service to its growing network of surgeons, partners and the country’s most reputable organ procurement organizations. As one of the leading innovators in maximizing tissue donation with the goal of offering optimal solutions for healthcare providers and their patients, AlloSource is recognized by the medical community for its ability to process and provide high quality tissue. The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit our corporate website or educational website.
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