HNL News

June 29, 2022

Automation in the Clinical Laboratory

Clinical laboratory automation is essential to deliver high quality results in the most cost effective and efficient way.  Automation requires minimal operator intervention and helps to increase productivity, tracking of specimens within the laboratory, decreased turnaround times, improvements in specimen handling, improved laboratory safety, and minimizes errors.
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June 17, 2022

LYME Disease

As you continue to spend more time outside enjoying the weather, you’ll be sharing your space with some critters you’ll want to be aware of. Deer ticks can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, which can have a critical impact on your health if untreated.
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June 15, 2022

Men's Health Month

In 1994, Congress designated the month of June as Men's Health Month to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
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June 10, 2022

LGBTQ Pledge

HNL Lab Medicine believes the diversity of our workforce makes us stronger. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
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June 09, 2022

HNL Lab Medicine Artwork Contest Celebrates Healthcare Heroes

Throughout the month of May, HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announced an artwork contest for children in grades K-8. The goal of this contest was to promote awareness of the healthcare field, encourage creativity, and include a valuable connection to the community in each of HNL’s patient service centers.
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Caitlin Murphy PhD

Clinical Laboratory Director

Dr. Caitlin Murphy is Clinical Laboratory Director of HNL Lab Medicine. 

Dr. Murphy is board certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM).  Prior to joining HNL, Dr. Murphy was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Microbiology and served as the Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology at Nebraska Medicine. During this time, she also served as the CLIA Director for the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory.   

Dr. Murphy received her Master of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology at the University of Iowa. She completed her clinical fellowship in Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Public Health Laboratory and is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).