Sue Romansky, BS, MLS (ASCP)Assistant Vice President of Quality
Sue Romansky was born and raised in a small rural community in upstate New York. Sue met her husband John in 1994 and they have one daughter Makayla.
Sue had the privilege of being actively involved in her family’s farm raising cattle and poultry and working in their vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. After she graduated in 1984 from Hartwick College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, she returned to her home town. Over the next 10 years Sue brought horses to the farm and her love of riding while starting her professional career working in a small 25 bed community hospital laboratory near her home town. For ten years Sue lent her professional skills and knowledge to the hospital laboratory by working in hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, coagulation, blood bank and bacteriology. Sue realized during this time that she had a passion for one area of Laboratory Science and decided she wanted to specialize in Microbiology.
In 1993 Sue moved to Geneva, New York to pursue her goal by accepting a positon as the supervisor of microbiology in a 104 bed hospital laboratory. Sue was able to expand her experience and begin to develop her leadership skills during the two years she spent at the hospital. Soon after moving to Geneva, Sue met her husband John and began looking for career opportunities that would allow her to work and live closer to John and his family. Sue moved to Rochester New York, her husband’s home town, shortly before they were married. For the next 18 years Sue worked for a large health care system. Sue developed her skills and expanded her knowledge holding many additional responsibilities including, leading the Virology, Mycobacteriology and Parasitology laboratories. She was also the Senior Laboratory Scientist in Microbiology and the acting Education Coordinator for Microbiology in one of the longest running Schools of Laboratory Science.
Sue came to Holy Cross Hospital in September of 2013, having accepted the role of Laboratory Director. Sue’s decided to return to her roots and work in a smaller hospital where she could improve the quality and services offered by using her clinical expertise and leadership skills. She and her family have successfully transitioned from New York to New Mexico over the last several years. They love the outdoors, skiing, hiking, and biking. Her husband John completed a degree in Construction Management from UNM Albuquerque and her daughter Makayla graduated from Taos High School and is pursuing a degree at UNM Albuquerque. Sue joined the Senior Leadership Team in February of 2017. Her experience in laboratory science, leadership and regulatory requirements gave her the experience needed to lead the hospital in their Quality Programs and Initiatives. She counts it a privilege to be able to be part of an organization that reflects her passion to provide the community with high quality health care, in an environment of continuous learning and improvement.