LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Laboratory Supply Company (LABSCO), the largest privately held supplier of diagnostic instrumentation and clinical laboratory products to hospitals, physician office laboratories, reference labs and other non-acute care settings in the United States, has appointed healthcare industry veteran Rod Wolford to its board of directors.
"Rod joins our board during an incredible time of growth and opportunity, and we are honored to have him," says Steve Nielsen, LABSCO chairman and chief executive officer. "Rod is a seasoned healthcare leader with more than 40 years of wide-ranging experience in the industry, and we look forward to his contributions to Company strategy and growth plans."
Over the span of his career, Wolford served in leadership roles with healthcare providers, suppliers, consulting firms, associations and insurers. Most recently he served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Gordian Health Solutions (now OnLife Health), a wellness company based in Nashville, Tenn., and president of the personal advocacy business unit of Blue Cross Tennessee. Previously, Wolford served as chairman and CEO at ForHealth Technologies, Daytona Beach, Fla., a healthcare company that develops automation technology for intravenous drug preparation.
In addition, Wolford has served as CEO of three major hospital systems: Healthlink (now Legacy Healthcare) in Portland, Ore.; Alliant (now Norton Healthcare System) in Louisville, Ky.; and California Healthcare System in San Francisco. He also served as chairman and CEO of Sterling Diagnostic Imaging, Greenville, SC, a worldwide manufacturer of X-ray film and imaging systems, and executive chairman of Provation Medical in Minneapolis.
"I'm pleased to be named a LABSCO director. LABSCO offers a unique and exceptional service that is valued in a changing healthcare landscape," Wolford says. "LABSCO has made a name for