Medical Laboratory Professionals Recognized at CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin

As a critical part of the healthcare delivery team, medical laboratory professionals provide timely and accurate tests results to aid in medical diagnoses and treatment decisions.  CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin recently recognized members of its laboratory team during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week including (l to r) Rebecca Owens, Pam Pickard, Larry Hinsley, System Director of Laboratory Services, Christy Westbrook, Lindsey Suggs, Elizabeth Stanley, James Nelson, Jessica Weaver, Katrina Wheless, Jo Teer, Lesia Jones, Judith Few, Wendy Tylich, Gayle Truscott, Dr. Mariela Vasquez, Janice Oliver, and Elizabeth Cherry (not pictured: Stephanie Bell, Danielle Bradberry, Chris Braue, Erica Chesser, Brandi Dotson, Sylvia Garofolo, Kayla Hernandez, Christie Hulsman, Cherelle Liddle, Leonardo Maiquez, Patrick Mays, Rita Mayshaw, Jeffery McSwain, Amanda Mullin, John Nesbitt, Kessa Nichols, Elizabeth Oberlechner, Amye Ordaz, Perla Perez De Williams, Bridgette Pearson, Brittany Pearson, Jenna Pliner, Jacey Powers, Crystal Reynolds, Theresa Sant, Elizabeth Scroggins, Sharon Shaw, Mandy Stovall,  Julie Suniga, Robert Tarver, and Carla Williams).

Laboratory professionals perform tests on body fluids, interpret the results and help provide a complete picture of a patient’s health. Memorial operates a lab within the hospital as well as CHI St. Luke’s Health Express Lab.  Express Lab provides lab testing for all tests without physician orders in an outpatient setting.  The Express Lab is open Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm, and Fridays, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.  For more information call 936-639-7726.

 About CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial

Memorial provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year and has a longstanding history of providing quality, innovative health care in East Texas.

 With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year.  Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research.  Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care facility and radiation oncology at the Temple Cancer Center. It is also known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Other specialty areas include imaging, orthopedic care, women’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, homecare, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney & diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment and express lab.

Memorial Clinics, a division of the health system, employs more than 30 providers in 17 locations across East Texas. Specialties include Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Allergy/Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), and Chiropractic Care.

 About CHI St. Luke’s Health
CHI St. Luke’s Health, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), is comprised of three markets―CHI St. Luke’s Health is home of the Texas Heart Institute (THI),  eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife Center, and several St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston; CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute care facility in East Texas); and CHI St. Joseph Health (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley). In addition, CHI St. Luke’s is a part of a joint venture agreement with Baylor College of Medicine, which encompasses Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center.  Together, CHI St. Luke’s Health, THI, and Baylor College of Medicine are transforming healthcare delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of healthcare to create healthier communities. For more information, visit

CHI St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Learn more

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