April 23-29, 2017: Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

WHEREAS, the health of all Americans depends upon educated minds and trained hands; and,

WHEREAS, the practice of modern medicine at the standards we now enjoy would be impossible without the scientific tests performed daily in medical laboratories; and,

WHEREAS, these highly trained and dedicated health professionals make an invaluable contribution to quality health care and save countless lives each day by providing reliable laboratory test results required for prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease; and,

WHEREAS, the diversified employees of the laboratory include pathologists, medical technologists, histologists, cytotechnologists, microbiologists, medical technicians, laboratory assistants, phlebotomists, medical secretaries and transcriptionists, and laboratory clerical staff who perform their related duties 24 hours per day, every day of the year; and,

WHEREAS, laboratory medicine is an honorable profession which should be recognized by all individuals as vital to the high standards of health care enjoyed in Michigan;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 23-29, 2017 as Medical Laboratory Professionals Week in Michigan.