It’s a new year, and Ministry’s outpatient lab is now offering appointments for the convenience of their patients. “Our goal is to provide the best care, while decreasing patient wait times,” says Lori Schuerman, lab director. “By offering scheduled appointments, our lab will be more streamlined and efficient, resulting in shorter wait times to see a lab technician and quicker turnaround times for results.”
Patients will have the option of scheduling a lab appointment through their provider at the end of an office visit, or calling the lab directly. “Scheduling following an appointment with the doctor will help assure that doctors can keep care continuous and timely,” says Schuerman.
Walk-in patients will still be welcome at the lab, but they should be advised that patients with scheduled appointments will take precedence. “Our goal is to have 90% of our lab appointments scheduled by the end of the year,” says Schuerman. “Once the word gets out that these appointments are available, we’re confident patients will see the benefits.”
The lab is open Monday through Friday from 7am-6pm. For questions about the lab or to schedule an appointment, call (920) 746-3630.