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Who Am I?
I have touched you hundreds of times, but you don't know me. I give you hope, provide joy, and unfortunately, deliver heartbreaking news. I may not be there to share in your excitement or comfort you in your times of sorrow, however, I still feel connected to you from a distance. I provide most of the evidence your physician uses to diagnose your illness. My tasks are limitless, but often behind scenes. I am a Phlebotomist. I am a Laboratory Technologist. I am a Customer Service Representative. I am a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
I am a Phlebotomist. I am the face of the Core Laboratory working directly with patients. I create comfort and gain trust by collecting quality samples from you in a skillful, safe and reliable manner. I have a deep commitment to quality healthcare and a passion for serving our diverse patient population.
I am a Laboratory Technician. I am the person who receives your precious blood, urine and body fluids. I am part of your Emergency Department visit, making a timely delivery of your samples to each analyzer so that your wait is shortened. I expedite your baby's samples to the analyzer to obtain a result to calm and quiet your tears and fears. Who am I? I am an essential part of the healthcare team and I make substantial contributions to your diagnosis and treatment. You are not just a specimen to us. You are the Core reason we do what we do.
I am a Customer Service Representative. I am the ears and voice of the Core Lab. I am the point of contact for the Department of Pathology. I communicate critical test results to your clinician when you are in the hospital and also when you return home. I help send your blood to a specialized testing lab for a genetic test and ensure the report appears in your electronic medical record.
I am a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. I test your specimens using sophisticated, computerized analyzers that exceed the costs of many homes. I deliver accurate and timely results to assist in your diagnosis. I help your family doctor by providing your glucose, cholesterol, thyroid, and vitamin results. I recognize you might be diabetic from your HbA1c results. I wonder about your diet and if you exercise. If you have chest pain, I will test your blood for cardiac markers. If you have a breathing problem, I can tell your doctor how much oxygen is in your blood so that they can treat you. I can tell you if you are taking too little or too much of your medication. I will run your pregnancy test and call the doctor if it is positive so that your baby will not be hurt by further medical testing like x-rays. I will accompany you and your baby through your 9 months of pregnancy checking on your protein levels and checking for fetal lung maturity with lamellar body counts in your amniotic fluid. When your baby is born, I will test her bilirubin level every day to ensure she is healthy.
I happily work past my shift to more accurately diagnose the blood cancer in your son so that the correct treatment can begin as soon as possible. I see his day 8 results and quietly rejoice that he is responding well to treatment. I see his Day 29 results and know he is in remission and will live to celebrate another birthday. I have never seen his face, but I know his name well. I review your T-Cell results and know that your anti-viral treatments are working. I review your case history and know what a struggle it is for you to survive with HIV. I identified the organism that caused your infection in your blood cells. You do not know me and may never meet me, but I keep your family in my prayers.
Although you may not see me, I play a vital role in your healthcare. I am here rain or shine, 24/7, 365 days a year providing your medical team with many of the results they need to diagnose and treat your illness. I work with 280 dedicated individuals to ensure the highest quality patient care for you and your family.
We are Clinical Laboratory Scientists. We are Phlebotomists.
Leadership Manager, Supervisor & Directors +
We are Laboratory Technicians. We are Customer Service Representatives.
We are the Core Laboratory.
Customer Service Team +
Top Row (L to R): Keith Nguyen, Lydia Nelson, Brandon Tenney, Rhonda Cole, Kevin Martin, Saima Ahmed, Jennifer Hurley, Tora Ruffin, Abby Green, Christine Hostetter, Matthew Nicholson
Bottom Row (L to R): Danna Anderson, Judith Frazier, Lona Small, Pamela Jarrar, Dawn Teel, Kate Florendo
Flow Cytometry Team +
Day Shift Team +
Back Row (L to R): Gwen, Renay, Ian, Andy, Kevin Martin, Tony, Tish, Loretta
Front Row (L to R): xx,Vilma, Jaime, Stephanie, Tora Ruffin, Frances
Evening Shift Team +
General Chemistry Lab
Special Chemistry Lab
Overnight Shift Team +
Top Row (L to R): Lambert Arcellana, Jie Li, Keith Nguyen, Safia Khalid, Chuang Liu, Efrem Gebreyesus, Ambaye Semere, Danilo Ilagan, Mebrahtom Bahta, Scott Panes, Christopher Glavaris, Kevin Moseley
Middle Row (L to R): Diana Scumpieru, Mariana Ciavattone, Sharada Bajracharya, Afework Tabor, Kristina Verdal, Alona Malacas, Piyumi Ranaweera, Angie Lam, Armie Myers, Emily Belon
Bottom Row (L to R):Gina Solitario, Joymaria Uche, Megan Shkor, Joseph Musokwah, Lillian Dew, Allan Salazar, Ana Regina Punio
Greenspring Lab +
Seated (L to R): Barbara Smith, Eva Jeremias, Genevieve Gaano, Kate Florendo, Bernadeth Bagalso, Lucy Pierre
Standing (L to R): Miguel Nemenzo, Tewodros Gemechis, Eve Bashoff, Rachel Smith, Sonia Diaz, Mary Ann Martinez, Anna Patricia Nemenzo, Annrose Hije, Sandesh Shrestha, Solomon Kidane
Seated (L to R): Edith Burns, Milagros Comes, Sharmila Paudel, Lisa Mains, Ana Regina Punio
Standing (L to R): Moamen Hiessin, Dante Righini, Sara Khair, Mario Antonio, Dinka Kummi
(L to R): Wanda Kauffman, Quynh Nguyen, Chidinma Elezie, Anna Medina, Sandra Best
(L to R): Christina Constantinou, Jen Hurley, Diane Kozlowski, Mary Pippi