Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is joining in the celebration of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW), April 23 to 29, 2017. MLPW provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel. According to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), Medical Laboratory Professionals Week originated in 1975. 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 healthcare 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.
To learn more visit the MLPW website at www.ascls.org/medical-laboratory-professionals-week.
Shown in the photo, left to right, are some of Claxton-Hepburn’s medical laboratory staff: Sandra Davison, Nicole Wilson, Sheila Perrigo, Debra Matott, Tina Denny, Marilyn N Michael Roberts, Jodi Bice, Helene Verreault, Mary Beth Demers and Jessie Lynn Carr.