Department of the Month
Alliance Community Hospital’s Department of the Month for June is the Laboratory.
The practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed in the clinical laboratory. A medical team of pathologists, specialists, technologists, and technicians work together to determine the presence, extent or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate and treat illnesses. Greater than 70% of medical decisions made by physicians are based on laboratory findings.
Core Laboratory combines Chemistry and Hematology. This area includes goagulation testing, arteriol blood gas testing, urinalysis and specialized reference (esoteric) lab testing. These are supplemented by microbiology which includes bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and mycobateriology. Our lab includes a Blood Bank which is a transfusion service, and involves Anatomic Pathology which includes cytology and histology.
This department prides itself in the depth and breadth of every Colleague’s experience as evidenced by their longevity, dedication and commitment to quality in lab medicine and customer service.
The Lab Colleagues are more like family than coworkers. The atmosphere is friendly and people work together to help each other get the job done. When one Colleague is in need, the others rally around them to help in anyway that they can, a true demonstration of the Planetree philosophy that ACH represents.
Congratulations to the Laboratory Department on this great achievement. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. It is because of Colleagues like all of you that make Alliance Community Hospital a great place to work.