Medical laboratory professionals often work behind the scenes in a healthcare setting performing critical testing to aid physicians in making informed decisions regarding a patient’s care and treatment. St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin recently recognized members of its laboratory team including (back row, l to r) Christy Westbrook, Dr. Mariela Vasquez, Lataviya Holman, James Nelson, Lesia Jones, Amanda Smart, Linley Ham, Larry Hinsley, Director of Laboratory Services; (front row, l to r) John Nesbit, Gayle Truscott, Janice Oliver, Teresa Sant, Lindsey Suggs, Wendy Tylich, Judith Few and Jo Teer during National Laboratory Week.
Also recognized at St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin during National Laboratory Week are (back row, l to r) Chris Braue, Dr. David Todd, Erica Chesser, Sylvia Brant, Larry Hinsley, Director of Laboratory Services; (front row, l to r) Liz Cherry, Rebecca Owens and Jacey Powers.
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 hospital as well as St. Luke’s Health Express Lab. Express Lab provides lab testing for all tests without physician orders in an outpatient setting. The Express Lab is open Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm, and Fridays, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. For more information call 936-639-7726.