Medical lab professionals recognized

Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital medical laboratory professionals from left are (front row) lab assistant Crystal Howard, lead medical lab technician Leetta Bateman, medical lab scientist Eileen Shea, medical lab assistant Amy Ryan and histotechnologist Dolly Worrell; (next row) lab site manager Robert Curtis, lab assistants Martina Ward and Oneita Smith and lab medical director, pathologist Dr. C. Bridges. Other Bon Secours RGH medical laboratory professionals include medical lab scientists Karen Kelliher, Ann Harris, Pam Gettys and Christy Headley; medical lab technicians Anthony Lawrence and Rita Inge; and lab assistants Dawn Fulcher and Tessa DeWalt.

Those who have watched one of the many CSI-style programs on television are probably familiar with the scenes in the laboratory.

Laboratory techs huddle in semi-darkness over a state-of-the-art analyzer amid a gleaming, colorful and bewildering array of bottles, beakers, flasks and tubes. It’s all a bit mysterious and even somewhat glamorous—and very made-for-television.

In real life, the lab is not quite so glamorous or photogenic and never as dark, but it is an indispensable part of good health…..

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