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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Michael Pasquale


Michael D. Pasquale, MD, FACS, currently serves LVHN as Chairman, Department of Surgery and the Physician-in-Chief of the Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence. Previous positions held within the Network include Chief Medical Officer of LVH, Senior Medical Director of LVH, Senior Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery, and Chief, Division of Trauma-Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Pasquale is a Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida, and is a Visiting Research Scientist at Lehigh University.
Dr. Pasquale is a graduate of Bethany College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Pasquale completed his internship and General Surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital and then completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics.
Dr. Pasquale is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. In addition, Dr. Pasquale is a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma where he has served on the Executive Committee and as Chief of Region III, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma where he served on the Outcomes Committee, the Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma where he chaired the Ad Hoc Committee on Site Survey Outcomes Measurements, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma where he served as President and a member of the EAST Foundation Board. His research interests are evidence-based outcomes measurement and the development of evidence-based guidelines.