"Laboratory Professionals Get Results" is the theme for Medical Laboratory Professionals Week being celebrated April 19-25, 2015. This theme demonstrates the close ties between correct diagnoses in the laboratories and the best outcomes for patients.
The clinical laboratory professional is a key member of the health care team. Approximately 300,000 medical laboratory professionals perform and interpret more than 10 billion laboratory tests annually. SIMED's laboratory performs over 600,000 tests annually.
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual event recognized by medical laboratory professionals all over the U.S. It is a time in which all the members of the laboratory team are recognized for their services. Team members not only include pathologists, medical technologists, technicians, cytotechnologists, and phlebotomists, but also include other medical personnel involved in the ordering, collection, and processing of laboratory specimens.
Everyone is invited to drop by the our SIMED laboratory during "our week", to say hello to the laboratory professional making up the SIMED laboratory team. Stop by and see our newest instrumentation and enter our "Scramble" Word Puzzle game made up of different laboratory tests. There will be a prize for the person's name drawn from the winning entries.
We look forward to seeing you!
Jack Hayes, MHM, M.T. (ASCP)