Providing medical care for a single patient takes a village of health care professionals, and among these, we have some unsung heroes we would like to recognize this week – our Laboratory Professionals!
In Infectious Diseases, we rely heavily on our colleagues working in the lab, particularly in the microbiology lab. They process the cultures and tests to help us identify infecting organisms, determine which antibiotics will kill a certain bacteria, virus or fungus and help push medical care forward through research. We simply could not do our jobs without all of their hard work, because, just as the hospital never sleeps, neither does the lab.
Thank you for all you do to help us provide excellent care for each and every patient we see!
Photos courtesy of Dr. Paul Fey.