OUR STORY & OUR "WHY"
Stephen G. Ruby, MD, MBA, FCAP is a pathologist with over 40 years of direct laboratory experience. His expertise in Surgical Pathology and dedication to error detection and remediation led to his initial tray designs to help reduce the potential for errors in the gross room. Dr. Ruby has been involved in practice improvements in Pathology for nearly his entire career, including co-author to many of the initial Cancer Reporting Protocols by the CAP (1986), now used world-wide for the standardized, complete reporting of cancer related pathologic specimens.
Dr. Ruby is a past-president of the Illinois Society of Pathology and the Chicago Pathology Society. He is recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Pathology Society.
Sharon Lang, PhD, HT (ASCP), is a histotechnologist and laboratory professional with over 40 years of laboratory experience. While her experience in the laboratory helped shape the final realization of the Safety-Spec Gross Room Tray, it was her own personal experience of having her own specimen mixed up, and was incorrectly diagnosed with cancer. It was this direct experience that helped bring this invention to market, hoping to help prevent similar errors and the significant impact an incorrect diagnosis can have on a patient's life.
One Specimen At A Time (TM).
There is a lot of talk about patient safety, but rarely is there a new product that helps prevent specimen mix-ups, not just detect them or correct them after-the-fact. It's far easier and better to reduce the potential for errors, rather than trying to fix them later.
Laboratory Professionals take their responsibility to the patient seriously and look for ways to provide the best service and diagnostics possible. The Safety-Spec Gross Room Tray(TM) provides a new, novel, easy to use, simple device that can dramatically contribute to any patient safety initiative in the gross room.
Why WOULDN'T you improve Patient Safety in your laboratory?