National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 21st-27th is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, a time to celebrate the behind the scenes work that lab techs do.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — This week celebrates National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week — a time to recognize the work of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.

Lab Tech Week

Since laboratorians often work behind the scenes, few people know much about the critical testing they perform every day.

Lab tech work can be tedious and workers must be timely and efficient in the profession.

Trevor Cook, Regional Health Rapid City Hospital Laboratory Manager says, “It’s just a chance for us to highlight what caregivers do. Our lab caregivers do kind of behind the scenes of healthcare, so this week gives us a chance to highlight what our caregivers do to impact their patients in the communities.”

The lab at Regional Health Rapid City Hospital turns out about 2500 specimens daily.

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