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Matt Lieb, MT (ASCP)
J.C. Blair Laboratory Administrative Director

Matt Lieb, MT (ASCP) J.C. Blair Laboratory Administrative Director

J.C. Blair Introduces New Laboratory Director

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is pleased to introduce Matt Lieb, MT (ASCP) as the new administrative director of the medical labs of J.C. Blair. Matt takes over as director after the retirement of Audrey Houck.

Lieb earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Medical Technology and Biology from Clarion University and completed a clinical year at Altoona Regional for his Medical Technology degree. He is board certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Lieb oversees as staff of 35 clinical laboratory professionals at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital who are pivotal to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Every day, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare workers depend on laboratory professionals to perform tests on blood and other body fluids, interpret the results, and help provide a complete picture of a patient’s health. Using modern biomedical equipment and complicated analysis, laboratory professionals can detect the presence of cancer, identify infectious viruses and bacteria, and measure glucose, cholesterol, or drug levels in blood. Without this precise and valuable information, medicine would simply become guesswork.

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 24 – 30, 2011, is a time to honor the more than 280,000 medical laboratory professionals across the nation who perform and interpret laboratory tests that save lives and keep people healthy. Pathologists and laboratory technologists and technicians at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital are among the many unsung heroes of medical healthcare.

In addition to the main lab at the hospital, J.C. Blair operates medical QuickLABs at several locations throughout Huntingdon County, including J.C. Blair Medical Care Center QuickLAB on the hospital campus, Trough Creek Valley QuickLAB in Cassville, Mount Union Area Medical Center QuickLAB, and Southern Huntingdon County Medical Center QuickLAB in Orbisonia. J.C. Blair QuickLABs offer convenient, hospital quality for routine blood testing and specimen drop off for patients five and older.

For more information about J.C. Blair Laboratory Services, please call (814) 643-8632.