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Summit Medical Group Celebrates National Laboratory Professionals' Week

Grand opening of anatomic pathology lab on April 21

(Vocus) April 15, 2010 -- Summit Medical Group recognizes the week of April 18 – 24 as National Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Week. To celebrate, a grand public opening of its new state-of-the art anatomic pathology lab will be held on April 21, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its 1 Diamond Hill Road campus. The celebration acknowledges the contributions of all laboratory personnel in bringing the best of comprehensive care to SMG patients. Visitors to the pathology lab will see SMG cytotechnologists:

  • Cut slide specimens using a microtome
  • Create and stain liquid-based slides
  • Cover slides and prepare them for review and diagnosis by pathologists

Berkeley Heights Mayor, Robert Woodruff, will attend the open house to tour the new facility and sign a proclamation designating the week as National Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Week.

The Commission on Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) accredits Summit Medical Group’s onsite full-service laboratory. Additionally, the New Jersey Department of Heath and Senior Services (NJDHSS) has rewarded SMG’s onsite full-service laboratory with a certificate of recognition for having met all necessary requirements as an Advanced Sentinel lab. As such, SMG’s laboratory is prepared for and can respond to a bioterrorism event, should the need arise.

About Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group is the largest privately held multi-specialty medical practice in New Jersey. Summit Medical Group pioneered information technology advances in healthcare with its early adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing. With over 140 highly qualified physicians, it is one of the most unique healthcare models in the state. The Group has been named as one of the "Fifty Fastest Growing Companies" in the state by NJBiz Magazine and has a national award-winning customer service program. SMG treats over 55,000 patients per month at its main campus in Berkeley Heights, and area satellites in Berkeley Heights, Morristown, Shorts Hills, Summit, Warren, and Westfield. Summit Medical Group plays a major role in the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) along with the Mayo Clinic, the Lahey Clinic and the Geisinger Clinic. As one of the premier multi-specialty groups on the East Coast, Summit Medical Group has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, visit

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