Silver Cross Hospital Honors Laboratory Teams During National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
New Lenox, IL (April 18, 2012)—During National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 22-28, 2012, Silver Cross Hospital, which recently located to I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox, specially recognizes its laboratory professionals and celebrates their dedication as a crucial member of the health care team, collaborating together to improve patient care and outcomes.
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 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 results for patients. You are the cornerstone of diagnosis and an integral part of the larger patient care team, directly contributing to preserving and enhancing patients’ lives,” said Alvin Ring, MD, FCAP, who is Medical Director of Laboratories and Clinical Professor of Pathology at Silver Cross Hospital.
During Lab Week 2012, Silver Cross Hospital, a seven time 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner 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.
Using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, laboratory professionals perform and supervise tests that lead to the detection of potential health problems; the sooner a disease is caught, the likelihood increases for a positive outcome.
Physician with the “FCAP” credentials are Fellows of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The CAP, celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.
About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).