The Ruby Valley Hospital is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Andrew Baughn, MLS(ASCP)MHA for the position of Laboratory Manager. He came on-board June 13, 2016 and is happy to be in the Ruby Valley. Baughn’s family will be joining him in July or August. Additionally, state-of-the-art equipment, a chemical analyzer and hematology analyzer, has been donated to the Hospital’s laboratory. The donation was funded by the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation supported by a $50,000 donation from the Treacy Foundation.
Baughn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position as Laboratory Manager. Starting his education with a B.S. in Biology, Baughn’s academic progress through the Medical Lab Scientist program plus a Masters in Health Administration is a testament to his dedication and passion for the scientific fields of biology and microbiology and how they relate to every field in medicine. Baughn takes pleasure in sharing his knowledge and has held teaching positions in zoology, microbiology and the laboratory areas of the clinical lab science program.
Originally from the Seattle area, Baughn completed his bachelor’s degree and laboratory certification programs at Idaho State University. After a brief time working in Seattle, Baughn and his young family moved to the Boise area where he held positions at St. Alphonsus Healthcare’s trauma center and the V.A. Hospital. In addition to his laboratory skills, Baughn brings a background in “informatics” which applies computer driven efficiencies and database applications in the medical field. This will be particularly helpful to the Ruby Valley Hospital as the digital medical records systems are developed in the coming years.
Andrew's wife, Lyn, has just completed her associate's degree in nursing and, after the state board exams, she will be a registered nurse. She plans to continue her studies to obtain her bachelor’s degree in nursing and achieve her goal of earning a Nurse Practitioner Doctorate. Andrew and Lyn have three children. Andrew and Lyn’s daughter, Madison, will be a senior in high school and she has been a dual-school student, taking college courses along with her high school studies. Michael, 14, will begin high school in the fall. Their youngest son, Ryan, is 10.