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July 14 2014 to July 18 2014

SUG 2014

Scottsdale, AZ

Sunquest and the Ohio River Valley regional user group would like to invite you to the Sunquest User Group Conference, July 14-18, 2014, in Scottsdale. “SUG” is a four-day educational and networking conference for clinical laboratory professionals designed to help you excel in this ever-changing healthcare environment. Make plans now to attend SUG 2014 to connect with peers and other featured exhibitors, grow your network, and lead your laboratory to adopt new products and services.

This year we celebrate the 32nd year of the Sunquest User Group Conference. It will be a time to reflect on the progress we’ve made since our first meeting in 1981 and look forward in anticipation to the many exciting changes that will unfold in the next decade.

When: July 14-18, 2014

Where: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

Why Should You Attend?

Only SUG offers the highest quality of educational sessions specifically designed for laboratory leaders. In addition, the networking and sharing opportunities throughout the week, coupled with exposure to Sunquest’s newest products, provide a learning environment for you to help your laboratory operations and workflow grow and respond to industry demands.

  • Connect with colleagues and discover new tactics for managing your laboratory, providing high-quality patient care and responding to government regulations and policies
  • Increase your knowledge through sessions that are designed specifically for healthcare professionals
  • Discover the latest technologies that can help you lead your laboratory into the future with our vendors in Discovery Hall

Attending SUG 2014 will bring continued benefits to you and your organization. Following attendance, you can share what you have learned with your co-workers, apply the information to implement productivity enhancements, reduce costs and grow your business. Whether you are an experienced Sunquest user, or new to Sunquest solutions, you will not want to miss this conference!


~Joel Plugger Iowa Health System

The amount and quality of information presented at the conference was astounding. During these classes I also got to meet other contacts with similar situations in the healthcare industry and discuss solutions to possible problems or solutions we may want to bring to future discussions. ”

Joel Plugger Iowa Health System

~Bill Justice University of Kansas Hospital Authority

The SUG meeting is first and foremost about education. The education comes in many forms. Formal sessions presented by both users from sites and from Sunquest professionals. Both have their own value and purpose. Site user presentations provide real world experiences; "kitchen table" discussions that provide a moment of, "So I am not the only one that has been having this or that happen." User presentations also allow opportunity to share successes. The lessons learned can be taken back to our sites to allow us to be more productive because we can put into practice new methods and new routines to be more productive and efficient.The presentations by Sunquest professionals provide insight into best practice methodologies and most importantly, concrete information on product development and company direction. Those sessions demonstrate purpose and intent that may or may not be readily aware to the end user in day to day operations. It is always good to get a refresher on how things are done and how they "should" be done. ”

Bill Justice University of Kansas Hospital Authority

~David Jablonski Sutter Health

W (welcoming) Ord (a beginning) Wryd (destiny)This is my definition of W.O.W from SUG 2011.As I attended the events and classes I felt a rebirth and rejuvenation more or less a new beginning that I was excited to take back to my site and share what I learned at SUG 2011. I feel we all left SUG 2011 at the end of the week with the destiny to go back to our sites and start implementing and sharing our new found tips and tricks as well as future technology that will enhance patient care which is why we are all attending SUG. ”

David Jablonski Sutter Health

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Additional Event Information






What is SUG, Inc.?

SUG, Inc’s. primary mission is to educate our users through conference calls which focus on specific product lines or generic questions that cover multiple products.  Members develop skills and receive training on Sunquest’s suite of products by attending events. To learn more about SUG, Inc. or become a member please visit www.suginc.org.

What are Special Interest Groups (SIGs?)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are user alliances split up by the Sunquest product they represent.

What are Regional User Groups (RUGs)?

Regional User Groups (RUGs) purpose is to provide a forum for educational topics, sales information, and networking.


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