The Board of Directors of Talyst, a leader in pharmacy automation, has elected Carla Corkern, Talyst CEO, as its chairman.
Bellevue, Wa (PRWEB) | June 11, 2009 | Talyst Inc. -The Board of Directors of Talyst, a leader in pharmacy automation, has elected Carla Corkern as its chairman.
Corkern joined Talyst in 2006, and was named to the board of directors in 2008. She was appointed CEO in late 2008. Corkern has led many of the company’s largest ongoing initiatives, which include significant campaigns in new growth markets. Talyst’s recent successes have been recognized through numerous industry awards including Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500” list of fastest-growing U.S. private companies, the Deloitte “Fast 50” Technology Companies in Washington State, the Puget Sound Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Companies and the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Eastside Business Awards. Corkern herself was recently included in the TechFlash Top 100 Women in Seattle Technology.
Lucinda Stewart, a managing director at OVP Venture Partners and Talyst board member, said: “The board selected Carla because of her demonstrated leadership and aggressive pursuit of growth, backed by smart strategy. She is well respected by her Talyst colleagues and is a leader in her community and industry. We believe Talyst is well positioned for the dramatic demographic and IT shifts that are occurring in healthcare, and Carla’s vision for connecting Talyst with these opportunities is the right one for the times.”
Corkern has more than 18 years of experience in high technology and supply chain management. Before joining Talyst, she served as chief operations officer at Vykor, Inc., a leading company in the management of the aerospace supply chain. She contributed to a plan that raised $28 million in venture capital funding and managed the company’s software development, customer support, training and professional services. Prior to that, she served as a general manager for Netegrity’s portal business and focused on integrating DataChannel into Netegrity.
Corkern replaces Elliott Hayes of AIG, who remains a board member.
Talyst is engineering the safer pharmacy. The company was founded in 2002 to provide easy-to-use, automated medication management systems to acute care hospital pharmacies. The following year, Talyst launched AutoPharm®, the innovative software platform designed to integrate medication storage, inventory, ordering, barcoding, and clinical systems.
By 2009, Talyst had installed automated systems in close to 400 acute care hospitals and integrated healthcare companies. By leveraging our expertise in acute care pharmacy automation, we are now building unique systems designed specifically to meet the needs of long-term care facilities and correctional institutions. Talyst is dedicated to delivering world-class software and proven hardware components to enhance efficiency, provide greater inventory control, and improve patient safety in all environments. For more information, see talyst.wpstagecoach.com or call 877-4-Talyst (877-482-5978).