Wayne Memorial Salutes its Lab Professionals – “Unsung heroes”
According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), 70% of a patient’s medical record is composed of laboratory test results. The week of April 20-26, ASCP and the nation celebrate Medical Lab Professional Week to thank the technologists, technicians, phlebotomists and all pathology assistants who work on the frontline of disease detection and diagnosis. Wayne Memorial Hospital Laboratory Services employs close to 60 lab professionals who performed 1.2 million tests last year under the direction of Chief Pathologist Lillian Longendorfer, DO, and Laboratory Services Manager John Romano. The hospital’s lab services more than 30 facilities in the region and offers blood draws at seven convenient sites in Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties. Pictured are some of the staff, including Dr. Longendorfer, middle in black jacket, and Romano, far left.