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GRHealth honors laboratory medicine teams during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

During National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, 2015, GRHealth specially recognizes its laboratory professionals and celebrates their dedication as a crucial member of the health care team, collaborating together to improve patient care, contribute to disease prevention and enhance efficiency of healthcare delivery. GRHealth has the good fortune of having a strong and supportive group of distinguished clinician scientists within the Pathology Department who seek to provide excellence, working at the cutting edge of development for new tests and treatments.

From small practices in rural towns to metropolitan hospitals, more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals deliver accurate test results every day and serve as part of the health care team to guide diagnoses and assess patients’ ongoing treatment and care.

“I salute our outstanding laboratory professionals and all laboratory teams across the nation working together to provide accurate and timely results for patients and healthcare providers. You are the cornerstone of diagnosis and an integral part of the larger patient care team, directly contributing to preserving and enhancing patients’ lives, and health” said Gurmukh Singh, MD, PhD, FCAP, MBA, CPE a physician who specializes in pathology, and is the Clinical Laboratory Director at GRHealth.

During Lab Week 2015, GRHealth 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.

GRHealth plans to celebrate and recognize lab professionals all through the week with various activities beginning with breakfast to kick off the week. The celebration will include lunches including an outdoor barbeque filled with games and Zumba. There is a friendly Blood Donor Drive completion between the labs, employee massages, chances to win prizes and they plan to finish the week with an ice cream social.

Using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, laboratory professionals perform and supervise services that lead to the early detection of potential health problems; the sooner a disease is caught, the likelihood increases for a positive outcome and improvement in efficiency of healthcare. We invite you to visit with us to learn more about Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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