May 15th, 2003

Nancy Mathahs has been named Director of Laboratory at Great River Medical Center. She had worked at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City since graduating from Iowa State University in 1977. She began as a medical technologist, and had been laboratory systems manager since 1994.

During that time, Mathahs also earned certification as a clinical laboratory scientist and specialist in microbiology. In 2001, she received a master of health-care administration degree from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, graduating with distinction.

Mathahs is president-elect of the Iowa Clinical Laboratory Management Association. She also is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and American Society of Clinical Pathologists.