Healix Pathology, LLP

Shea Spruill

COO, Healix Pathology, LLP

Talented executive professional with an extensive background in operations; managed the startup process for a de-novo healthcare group, managed multi-departmental teams, oversaw asset management in the millions, responsible for operations both within and across companies and experienced in developing key performance indicators (KPIs) for successful measured growth

Skills

Managed multiple company buildouts to accommodate:

  • Instrumentation installations
  • Facility improvements for systems
  • Vendor contract negotiations and work hires
  • Instrumentation relocations

Experienced in vendor contracts and negotiations for:

  • Service
  • Reagent Lease
  • Instrument Lease
  • Volume Discounts

Able to operate and maintain multiple sites concurrently

Understands the importance of meeting the requirements for an industry’s regulatory body

Managed multi-departmental teams with annual payrolls and budgets in the millions

Oversaw the operation and maintenance of multi-million-dollar asset inventories

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Work History

Co-Founder/ Managing Partner/ COO: 10/2019 – Present

Partner and COO of a molecular pathology group, Healix Pathology, LLP – Bellaire, TX

Healix Pathology, LLP is a molecular pathology group currently deploying molecular testing to combat the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

  • Organizing member, worked on corporate and legal structure of entity
  • Oversaw CLIA and CAP application processes: CLIA received within 10 business days
  • Oversaw Medicare application process: Medicare application approved in 27 days
  • Oversees company wide operations 
  • Works closely with 3rd party billing company for credentialing into Medicaid and commercial plans
  • Responsible for co-developing the company’s long-term strategic vision with founding pathology partner
  • Maintains company and project timelines and budgets
  • Conducts interviews and contract review and negotiations with outside vendors 
  • Conducts employee interviews and hiring

Co-Founder: 03/2019 – Present
Co-Founder of a SaaS Healthcare Company, EVE Health – Katy, TX

Eve LIMS is a laboratory information system that provides SaaS modular solution sets to labs wishing to utilize an entirely new LIMS or wishing to increase productivity and efficiencies by instituting a modular adoption process with Eve LIMS to replace or enhance existing lab workflows. 

  • Co-Founding member
  • Responsible for co-developing system workflows built into Eve LIMS
  • Provide technical and industry compliance expertise to development team
  • Develop sales strategy
  • Responsible for business development to achieve long term success

 

Owner: 06/2018 – Present 
Owner of a laboratory consulting company, Texacology, LLC – Katy, TX

Texacology, LLC is a laboratory consulting company that has a multidisciplinary approach to lab consultation by offering consultation in the following areas: 

  • Technical staff recruitment, interview and hiring
  • Compliance and regulatory aspects of laboratory operations 
  • Review and development of standard operating procedures 
  • Review and development of establishment studies 
  • Laboratory buildout 
  • Strong industry connections for networking 
  • Facilitating the sale of a laboratory by connecting the seller to potential buyers and streamlining the due diligence process to expedite the transaction

     

CIO: 04/2018 – 12/2018
Overseeing the establishment of toxicology services for the rural hospital market for a health management firm, eHealth Management Solutions, LLC – Rolling Fork, MS

    • Responsible for equipment and supply selections as appropriate for testing purposes
    • Responsible for locating and recruiting qualified personnel 
    • Responsible for establishing and meeting project budget requirements
    • Responsible for the selection of appropriate laboratory software for compliance and laboratory management
    • Conduct weekly meetings with on-site personnel to offer guidance and to establish and maintain appropriate timelines for establishment studies and Go-Live preparation

 

Laboratory Manager and Hospital Operations: 07/2017 – 04/2018
Overseeing all laboratory operations as well as overseeing the operations and establishment of offsite hospital laboratory setup, Lab Trust – Covington, LA

  • Responsible for coordinating efforts with company owners and the hospital leadership team for the deployment of a laboratory on-time and within budget
  • Responsible for overseeing all operations of the laboratory including technical and non-technical aspects of the laboratory. 
  • Developed validation timelines with the Technical Director for all instrumentation 
  • Developed and maintained vendor relationships for instrumentation and reference lab partners
  • Coordinated all equipment moves and setup at remote hospital site
  • Responsible for overseeing facility improvements at hospital sites to meet the requirements for LC-MS/MS installation
  • Restructured service contracts and brought equipment back into working condition

     

Manager and Laboratory Executive: 10/2014 – 08/2017
Lab and Operations professional, managed the growth of a healthcare company operating in multiple states and multiple facilities, Trinity Health – Mandeville, LA 

  • Oversaw the operational development for three clinical laboratories 
  • Managed and oversaw the scaled production growth of 300 specimens per month to 10,000 per month on an 18 month timeline resulting in sustained revenue growth year over year
  • Responsible for developing key performance indicators (KPIs) for technical and non-technical departments and ensuring that monthly metrics were tracked to measure performance
  • Responsible for developing and overseeing laboratory operational and project budgets for all facilities
  • Responsible for overseeing facility upgrades and management to maintain operational standards for multiple highly complex and high-volume laboratories
  • Oversaw the relocation of $2 million of assets along with creating new operational teams and operational policies at multiple sites: completed within 3 months of notice 
  • Always assisted testing personnel in reviewing data to provide coverage and maintain acceptable turnaround time (TAT)

 

Analyst II: 08/2012 – 10/2014 
Alere, Austin, TX

  • Conduct chemical analysis of biological specimens to determine the presence of prescription and illicit drugs using performance liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS).
  • Other responsibilities include but are not limited to daily operation of LC/MS/MS instrument; LC reagent preparation; preventative maintenance and trouble-shooting of LC/MS/MS systems; initial interpretation and second review of LC/MS/MS data

 

GC/MS Operator: 03/2010 – 07/2012  
Ameritox, Midland, TX

  • Conduct chemical analysis of biological specimens to determine the presence of prescription pain management drugs and illicit drugs using a performance gas chromatography (GC) coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (MS).
  • In June 2011 I identified and corrected a phase I CAP deficiency through writing the Maintenance Log and the Operation and Sequencing SOPs for the GC-Headspace.
  • Other responsibilities include but are not limited to daily operation of GC/MS instrument; GC preventative maintenance and trouble-shooting of GC/MS systems; initial interpretation and review of GC/MS data and chromatography

 

LC/MS/MS Operator: 09/2008 – 03/2010 
Ameritox, Midland, TX

  • Conducted chemical analysis of biological specimens to determine the presence of prescription pain management drugs using a performance liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS).
  • Other responsibilities include but are not limited to daily operation of LC/MS/MS instrument; LC reagent preparation; preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of LC/MS/MS systems; initial interpretation of LC/MS/MS data; and review of chromatography.

 

Education
Bachelors: Biology – 12/2007

Southwestern University – Georgetown, TX

  • Published in The International Journal of Oncology “Small interference RNA-mediated suppression of over expressed cyclin E protein restores G1/S regulation in NIHOVCAR-3 ovarian cancer cells” (2009)
  • Participated in a competitive research program at Southwestern University (2007)
  • Dean’s List 

 

Certifications

  • Medical Technologist certified by ABOR AAB Board of Registry in Chemistry