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Celebrating Laboratory Professionals

On April 20-26, CCMH celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. The week is an annual recognition of the laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in health care. Lab professionals perform and evaluate medical laboratory tests that correctly detect, diagnose, and help prevent diseases, thus saving countless lives every day.

Since these pros often work behind the scenes, few people know how they aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, every day. The CCMH Lab staff is either certified Phlebotomy Technicians or Medical Technicians/Technologists. The key word here is certified – all have undergone specialized training to provide the services they provide.

The Lab currently performs more than 240 different tests and collects more than 450 others to be sent to outside reference labs. The laboratory also serves as a reference lab for many local physician offices, Campbell County Clinics—CCMH Walk-in Clinic and Animal Medical Center of Wyoming veterinary clinic in Gillette, among others. To give you an idea, our Lab staff took care of 33,920 CBC tests, and 11,884 wellness profiles in the past year. Overall, the Lab conducted more than 973,000 tests in 2013.

To celebrate the week, our Lab staff was spoiled by managers, administrators and Dr. William Woodward with meals, played games, had a chili cook-off, had fun dressing up in crazy socks or out of season scrubs, and much more. You can find photos in the Lab Week 2014 Facebook album at

For more information on the CCMH Lab and the tests they conduct, visit

Lab staff group photo