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Program mission

The Parkview Medical Laboratory Science Program will provide quality medical laboratory education to its students and scientists, bolstering and advancing the profession in northeast Indiana.

Program vision

The Parkview Medical Laboratory Science Program envisions that its students will graduate, pass a national certification examination, and gain employment within Parkview Health and beyond.


The Parkview Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences:

5600 North River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Parkview is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is a member of the American Hospital Association and is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health. Parkview Health Laboratories is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Program goals

After completing the Parkview Medical Laboratory Science Program, the student will have the knowledge and experience to achieve these educational goals:

Performing analyses

  • Properly collects and handles all clinical specimens and instructs patients and allied health care personnel in specimen collection.
  • States principles of clinical methodology and performs simple and complex analyses with accuracy and precision.
  • Correlates test results to clinical diseases/conditions and normalcy.
  • Establishes and monitors quality control programs.
  • States the basic principles of instruments utilized in the clinical laboratory and standardizes and troubleshoots them appropriately.
  • Evaluates new methodology.
  • Assumes responsibility for results, i.e., critically evaluates results and is willing to admit mistakes and repeat procedures.

Solving problems

  • Recognizes, identifies, and solves most technical problems relating to clinical laboratory methodology.
  • Anticipates potential problem areas and develops alternatives.
  • Evaluates a problem effectively and solves it efficiently.

Organization and communication

  • Utilizes effective, tactful, and considerate communication with peers and customers.
  • Develops personal schedules.
  • Practices basic principles of ordering, purchasing, and maintaining inventory.
  • Adapts to the situation.
  • Keeps area neat.
  • Maintains stability under stress.

Supervision and management

  • Evaluates research reported in the literature and applies to own situation.
  • Understands legal considerations of the laboratory including state and federal legislation and professional liability.
  • Supervises support personnel and students.
  • Evaluates performance of those they supervise.
  • Respects roles of other members of the health care team.


  • Teaches students and support personnel at the bench level.
  • Organizes and presents data orally.
  • Participates in education and evaluation of students.
  • Recognizes the need for life-long learning.
Parkview Health Laboratory facilities

Parkview Health Laboratories serve numerous hospitals, physician offices, clinics, and communities in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.

The largest of these facilities, Parkview Regional Medical Center, offers services through the adult and pediatric trauma centers, a primary care stroke center, surgical care center, intensive care, heart center (Parkview Heart Institute), orthopedic center (Parkview Orthopedic Hospital), oncology center (Parkview Cancer Institute), and family birthing center (Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital). The Parkview Regional Medical Center laboratory is staffed by over 200 employees, including eight full-time pathologists and over 90 certified medical laboratory scientists (MLSs) and medical laboratory technicians (MLTs), and supported by phlebotomy teams and a client response center.

Parkview Hospital Randallia is the second-largest facility, serving area residents in its current location since 1953 in its emergency department, family birthing center, surgical care center, intensive care unit, wound care, and supportive and rehabilitation care units. The laboratory at Parkview Hospital Randallia is staffed by over fifty (50) employees, including Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLSs), Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs), and phlebotomy/processing support teams.

Medical Laboratory Science students in the Parkview program will complete the majority of their program year in a dedicated student laboratory space at Parkview Hospital Randallia, with at least twelve (12) weeks of clinical time distributed at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Hospital Randallia, and the other Parkview Health hospitals. This student laboratory environment boasts 2,759 square feet of laboratory and office space built to accommodate medical laboratory education for twenty (20) students.

Academic affiliates

Parkview Medical Laboratory Science Program is affiliated with the following academic institutions:

  • Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio
  • Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana
  • Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Trine University, Angola, Indiana
  • University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

Arrangements with additional institutions may be made on an individual basis. Students from affiliated institutions will be given preference unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree from any accredited institution may also be considered for admission if the applicant meets all other admission requirements.


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