Chi’s CEO Appointed by Massachusetts Governor as Salem State University Trustee

Dr. Kathleen Murphy, CEO of Chi Solutions, Inc. has been appointed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the Board of Trustees.

Ann Arbor, MI, January 15, 2016 --( Chi Solutions, Inc. (Chi), a leader in clinical laboratory consulting and management since 1983, is pleased to announce that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has appointed Salem State University alumna and Chi CEO Dr. Kathleen Murphy to the alumni position on the university’s board of trustees. She replaces David Abdoo of Andover, who completed ten years of service on the board and has reached his term limit.

For over 30 years, Dr. Murphy has served in progressively responsible leadership roles in diagnostic services management and consulting. In her current role as CEO of Chi, she oversees complex engagements involving strategic options development, operations optimization, consolidation, thought leadership, and outreach program implementation. A noted speaker and author, Dr. Murphy also directs the annual performance and publication of the firm’s widely regarded - and often referenced - Comprehensive National Laboratory Outreach Survey. Prior to joining Chi, she directed laboratory and radiology operations at two of the top academic medical centers in Boston.

Dr. Murphy, who has long been an advocate for her alma mater, was also appointed to a three-year term on the Salem State University Foundation Board of Directors in June 2014. A strong believer in giving back to the community, she volunteers at Merrimack Valley Hospice House and serves as a mentor for small businesses, nonprofits, and growth companies through the Enterprise Center at Salem State. President Patricia Maguire Meservey welcomed Dr. Murphy stating: “Kathy Murphy has been a wonderful addition to our Foundation Board and I welcome her expertise, commitment, and passion for education as the newest member of our Board of Trustees.”

Commenting on her appointment by Governor Baker, Dr. Murphy said, “I am both honored and proud to serve on the board of trustees for Salem State University. This is my chance to give back to the organization that helped a young woman of very modest means achieve her dreams.”

Dr. Murphy received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Salem State in 1975 and her PhD in microbiology and immunology from the University of North Dakota. In addition, she has completed executive coursework at both Dartmouth and the Harvard Business School. Dr. Murphy leads by example and encourages Chi’s executives and employees to give back to their communities by volunteering, participating in industry initiatives, and mentoring others. Chi promotes employee engagement and empowerment to play a pivotal role in giving back to support building stronger communities.

About Chi Solutions, Inc.
Chi Solutions, Inc. (Chi) is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based, nationally-recognized clinical laboratory consulting and management firm focused on delivering revenue growth, cost savings, and optimized operations for hospitals, health systems, and hospital-owned independent laboratories. Chi’s expertise and specialty is transforming laboratories into economic engines. As the largest laboratory consultancy, Chi offers the broadest service offerings in the industry including strategic options; laboratory management; outreach growth and management; consolidation and integration; performance enhancement; advisory support in finance, operations, and outreach; benchmarking (Chi IQ®); and RVU tools. For more information, visit or contact Chi Solutions, Inc. at 800.860.5454 x 415 or via email at

About Salem State University
Salem State University, established in 1854, is a comprehensive, public institution of higher learning located approximately 15 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. The university enrolls 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students representing 44 states and 61 nations, and is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For more information, visit
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Julie Stein