AMMC Honors Laboratory Medical Professionals
April 20, 2015
During National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, 2015, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center specially recognizes its laboratory professionals and celebrates their dedication as a crucial member of the healthcare team, collaborating together to improve patient care and outcomes.
Medical laboratory teams are the cornerstone of accurate diagnoses for patients. In fact, test results comprise approximately 70 percent of a patient’s medical record today. Whether it’s a routine health screen, cancer diagnosis, or blood donation – medical laboratory professionals care for patients in small communities and metropolitan areas across the nation.
During Lab Week 2015, AMMC is celebrating laboratory professionals’ contribution to patient care. Lab Week’s theme, Laboratory Professionals Get Results, recognizes the proactive, collaborative role laboratory professionals play in advancing patient care.
Using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, laboratory professionals perform and supervise tests that lead to the detection of potential health problems; the sooner a disease is
caught, the likelihood increases for a positive outcome.
One way that American can celebrate this week is to renew their commitment to good health and schedule a health screening test or blood donation. According to AMMC Pathologist Dr. Terri Green, “Those in the Paragould community can donate blood again at AMMC on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 between 4:30 and 8:30 PM in the auditorium of the Professional Office Building.”