Myron E. Rubnitz, M.D. School of Medical Laboratory Science - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital


Myron E. Rubnitz, M.D. School of Medical Laboratory Science

 VA Hines Hospital and Clinical Facilities

Dedicated in 1921 to serve returning war veterans

  • Highly affiliated tertiary care referral center (level 7) operating 471 beds
  • More than 631,000 patient visits per year, providing care to 56,000 veterans
  • Extensive research program with over 500 ongoing projects and an estimated budget of $19.5 million
  • Affiliated with 70 colleges & universities for the education of graduate & undergraduate students in associated health professions and occupations
  • Specialty clinical programs which include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Cardiovascular Surgery and Residential Care
  • Serves as VISN 12 southern tier hub for Pathology, Radiology, Radiation Therapy and Fiscal & Human Resource services

Clinical Laboratory

  • Staffed with over 100 technical and professional personnel
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission*, College of American Pathologists*, and the Food and Drug Administration
  • Equipped with state of the art clinical instrumentation and a sophisticated interfaced computer information system
  • Full service core laboratory including stat, reference, routine and special testing
  • Continuing education committee that sponsors continuing education activities for the professional staff
  • Integrated Pathology residency program
  • Performs more than 2.1 million diagnostic tests per year

Medical Laboratory Science Program

  • Established in 1974
  • Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)*, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880
  • Offers a 11-month clinical education program beginning the first week of August
  • Graduates are eligible to take the certifying examination offered by the ASCP Board of Certification or any other approved certifying agency
  • Prepares Medical Laboratory Scientists who traditionally achieve high scores on national certifying examinations and who are successful in their endeavors


Carrie L. Carlson, MS, MLS(ASCP)
Program Director
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
708-202-8387 Ext. 21349