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. CHI 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 CHI 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 CHI St. Luke’s Health Express Lab. Express Lab provides lab testing for all tests without physician orders in an outpatient setting.
About CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial
CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial paves the way for quality, innovative health care in East Texas and provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year.
Memorial’s mission is to provide quality health care to the communities it serves. With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year.
Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care facility and radiation oncology at the Temple Cancer Center. It is also known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Other specialty areas include imaging, orthopedic care, women’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, homecare, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney & diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment and express lab.