CellNetix Pathologist Dr. Dominique Coco has been named Providence Health & Services Laboratory Medical Director for the Southwest Service Area (SWSA) hospitals, following the retirement of Dr. Richard Whitten. In this role, Dr. Coco will be responsible for the laboratory scope, standards, and quality of service. The SWSA area comprises Providence Centralia Hospital, a 127-bed hospital in Centralia, and Providence St. Peter Hospital, a 390-bed hospital in Olympia.
“I’m pleased to be able to work with these world-class teams who are dedicated to providing excellent clinical and laboratory services to clinicians and patients we serve,” said Dr. Coco.
Dr. Coco has served Providence St. Peter Hospital (PSPH) and its surrounding organizations as a pathologist since 2009 and has served on multiple committees within the Providence system including the PSPH Medical Executive Committee from 2014-2016. Additionally, he is a member of the CellNetix Board of Trustees and chair of the CellNetix IT Governance Committee.
He is also the immediate past president of the Washington State Society of Pathologists and is active in political/lobbying efforts benefiting pathology and laboratory medicine at both the state and national levels. He serves on multiple community boards within the Olympia area, including NOVA Middle School, as well as OlyBot Robotics, a nonprofit 501(3) public charity organization for which he founded and is president. Additionally, he has been a frequent speaker at Providence community events, including the men’s health event in Lewis County and the cancer survivorship event in Thurston County.
Dr. Coco is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and has subspecialty expertise in Gastrointestinal and Liver pathology. He is fellowship-trained in Surgical Pathology and in Gastrointestinal Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.