Clara Barton Medical Center is pleased to announce that Tyler Brown, MLT has been promoted to the position of Laboratory Director. Brown has been an employee at Clara Barton since 2017, and a practicing Medical Lab Technician since 2018.
Brown was born and raised in Great Bend, KS. After high school, she attended Barton Community College, receiving her Associate of Science and Associate of Medical Laboratory Technology, and went on to become ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
Starting as an entry-level Phlebotomist/Laboratory Aide 6 years ago, she was then promoted to Medical Lab Technician after receiving her ASCP certification. In May of 2022, Brown was selected to succeed long-time Laboratory Director, Myrtle Whitmore, after her retirement and has now assumed full director responsibilities.
“It is an honor to be selected as Myrtle’s successor,” said Brown. “I love being part of the Clara Barton family and am excited to lead my lab team to continue creating great patient experiences, one lab test at a time.”
In addition to her recent promotion at Clara Barton, Brown also recently completed the Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute and was selected as a recipient of the Great Bend Tribune’s 20 under 40 Award. She is an adjunct instructor for the MLT program and volunteers on the Board of Laboratory Directors at BCC.
“I love being in the medical field,” said Brown. “The thing I find most rewarding about it is our patients. They remind me each and every day why my job matters.”
Brown currently resides in Hoisington with her fiancé, Trever Schremmer. They are set to be married in May of this year and have three fur children – two Great Danes, Hera and Apollo, and a cattle dog named Kora. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and traveling with her fiancé, especially trips that involve riding their side-by-side.
“Having to say ‘Happy Retirement’ to our beloved, long-time director Myrtle Whitmore was difficult, but fortunately, Tyler was eager to advance in the leadership ranks within Clara Barton,” said Jim Blackwell, Clara Barton Medical Center President/CEO. “We are happy to announce Tyler’s promotion and are confident in her capabilities, having been mentored by Myrtle and our exceptional lab technicians. Her compassion and positivity align perfectly with the culture of great employees our community has grown to depend on. We truly look forward to witnessing Tyler’s growth as she carries the torch forward, passed on by our great leaders of the past!”