Hi, I'm Sarah Stockman, manager, Hudson Hospital & Clinic Medical Laboratory - welcome to my blog!
This week recognizes Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. The theme this year is: Laboratory Professionals - Get Results!
It's an annual celebration of the laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care. Since we often work behind the scenes, few people know about our profession and the critical testing we perform every day.
Learn about the profession
There are approximately 300,000 practitioners of clinical laboratory science in the United States. Since the development of this career group in the 1920s, the clinical laboratory science professional has played an increasingly vital role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease. Today, the clinical laboratorian is a key member of a health care team.
As team members of one of the largest industries in the United States, the dedicated efforts of laboratory professionals often go unnoticed by the general public, as well as by the very institutions employing their services. With the public now demanding the assurance of quality health care and professional accountability, organizations representing practitioners of this critical science have a responsibility to ensure that the public is well informed about clinical laboratory competency.
Did you know at Hudson Hospital:
- We run up to 280 Quality Control tests each day.
- Approximately 75% of the 85,000 tests ordered last year were done on site in our Hudson Lab.
- Our Lab has one tech covering the entire hospital after 6:30 p.m. and on weekends.
- The new medical office building has an outpatient lab draw facility providing easy access and convenience to our patients
Our Lab team consists of Cheri, Heidi, Mary, Jen, Liana, Margaret, Jeff, Joe, Emily, Kate, Natalie, Megan, and Sarah. Make sure to thank them for all their hard work to help serve our patients!
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