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April 1st, 2019

National Administrative Professionals Day, Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, and Patient Experience Week

By Joseph Aigner-Varoz, Senior Director, Clinic Operations Support

According to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, approximately 300,000 clinical lab professionals work in this industry in the U.S.  Since the 1920s, lab professionals have “played an increasingly vital role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease” and are essential participants on health care teams.Three great national recognition dates are coming up on April: National Administrative Professionals Day, National Medical Laboratory Professional Week, and Patient Experience Week.

National Administrative Professionals Day

National Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated April 24th, and first originated in 1952 as Secretaries Day, although the recognition has grown to include all professionals that serve in this capacity that are the professional and administrative assistants in business offices or medical clinic settings. These professionals’ today directly support the administrative backbone of our operations in clinics and offices across WellMed.

These professionals are at the forefront of WellMed and are often, the first smiling face that is heard on the phone and seen when entering an office or clinic.  Administrative Professionals help to ensure the lives of our patients and our medical professionals are exceptional.

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

National Medical Lab Professionals week is celebrated this year from April 21 – 27.  According to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, approximately 300,000 clinical lab professionals work in this industry in the U.S.  Since the 1920s, lab professionals have “played an increasingly vital role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease” and are essential participants on health care teams.

Patient Experience Week

Patient Experience Week runs from April 22-26. It is an annual event to celebrate accomplishments, re-energize efforts, and honor our outstanding teams who positively impact patient experience every day— from our physicians and nurses, to our support staff and executive professionals, to our patients, families, and communities.

Patient experience not just about making our patients happy, but rather how we make our patients feel and how we deliver on what we promise: patient-centered care, every day, every time.