Rick Panning

Rick Panning

Senior Healthcare Consultant


  • Total cost of care and decentralization of lab testing
  • Utilization management/lab stewardship
  • Insourcing and outreach
  • Lab operations
  • Lab consolidation


  • Bachelor’s Degree—Clinical Laboratory Science, Mankato State University (Minnesota)
  • Master’s Degree—University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)


  • Certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification—MLS(ASCP)CM


  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • ASCLS Robin H. Mendelson Memorial Award (2008)
  • ASCLS Board of Directors Award—three times: Government Affairs, Coordinating Council for the Clinical Laboratory Workforce, Root Cause Analysis Task Force
  • Bio-Rad award (through ASCLS) for excellence in laboratory administration

38 years in laboratory administration ads award (through ASCLS in the Minnesota market)

  • 1982-1984: Assistant Laboratory Administrator, HealthEast St. John’s Hospital
  • 1984-1991: Director of Laboratory and EKG Services, North Memorial Medical Center
  • 1991-1994: Market Manager, HealthEast Laboratory Services
  • 1994-2006: President, Laboratory Services, Fairview Health Services
  • 2006-2008: CEO, North Central Blood Services (Red Cross)
  • 2008-2012: Vice President, Laboratory Services, Allina Health
  • 2012-2015: Director of Business Development, Fairview Health Services
  • 2015-2020: Senior Administrative Director, Laboratory Services, HealthPartners