The Medical Laboratory is an essential department of Vernon Memorial Healthcare providing service throughout the hospital and clinics 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The lab reaches every area of the hospital: each nursing unit, patient room, department and clinic with quiet efficiency. Many patient diagnoses, from strep throat to leukemia, are largely based on lab results, which makes our quality critical.
VMH’s highly skilled technologists, technicians and lab assistants make up the laboratory team, making sure specimens are identified properly and results are reported accurately. They work together to determine the presence, extent or absence of disease and provide valuable data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. Each year, the VMH lab performs more than 210,000 tests on more than 22,400 patients, with many unique procedures available.