They aid in medical diagnoses and treatment decisions by providing timely and accurate test results. Medical Laboratory Professionals are a vital part of the health care delivery team. St. Luke’s Health-Memorial recently recognized members of its laboratory teams in Lufkin, San Augstine and Livingston during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.
The Lufkin team includes: (front, l to r) Rita Mayshaw, Gayle Truscott, Judith Few, Elizabeth Scroggins, Christy Westbrook, Amanda Mullin, Cherelle Liddle, Sylvia Garofolo, James Nelson, Dr. Maria Vasquez, John Nesbitt (back, l to r) Dr. David Todd, Wendy Tylich, Theresa Sant, Lindsey Suggs, Jessica Weaver and Sharon Shaw (not pictured: Stephanie Bell, Elizabeth Cherry, Erica Chesser, Janice Ghant, Shellen Henderson, Kayla Hernandez, Christie Hulsman, Lesia Jones, Patrick Mays, Jeff McSwain, Kessa Nichols, Amye Ordaz, Rebecca Owens, Bridgette Pearson, Brittany Pearson, Perla Williams, Pam Pickard, Jacey Powers, Jasmine Price, Crystal Reynolds, Mandy Stovall, Katrina Wheless, Elizabeth Stanley, Carla Williams, Brandi Dotson, Chris Braue, Leo Maiquez, Jo Teer, Danielle Bradberry, Lauren Epps, Sybil Rogers Lewis, Sara Castillo, Kathlyn Levias, Rebecca Fontenot, Christian Bean).
The San Augustine team includes:(l to r) Kristi Arnold, Melissa Murray, Stacey Burks and Margaret Stoddard (not pictured: Robert Becks and Beverly Russell).
The Livingston team includes: (l to r) Edna Almirol, Market Director of Laboratory Services; Kristine Alvarez; Rosalina Raul; Ginger Smith ; Frances Yu; Felipe “Jun” Segundo, Laboratory Supervisor and Romeo Camitoc, Laboratory Tech Assistant(not pictured: Maree Atchley, Cynthia Brittain, Lacey David, Gloria Dykes, Lorna Gibbons, Kendra Harden, Hazel Heramis, Lalitha Kasarla, Brittany Puckett, Sarah Rivera, Wesley Smith and Jamaima Yu).
Laboratory professionals perform tests on body fluids, interpret the results and help provide a complete picture of a patient’s health. Memorial operates a lab within the hospitals as well as St. Luke’s Health-Express Lab. Express Lab provides lab testing without physician orders in an outpatient setting. The Express Lab is available in Lufkin, Livingston and San Augustine.