Wesley Medical Center recently named Lee Byrd Director of Laboratory Services. Byrd has been employed with Wesley Medical Center since 2008 and has served as Interim Laboratory Director since November 26, 2012.
Byrd brings 23 years of clinical experience to the position, including previous experience as a lab director. He is certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)CM and a Technologist in Hematology by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and has also been certified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist(CLS) by the National Crediting Agency.
A graduate of both Jones County Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi, Byrd is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Laboratory Science at USM, where he also serves as Educational Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty member.
Byrd has been honored with several personal and professional awards throughout his career and has held leadership positions in both state and national professional organizations. He currently serves as President of the Mississippi Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Wesley Laboratory Services earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for laboratory accreditation in 2012 after a rigorous on-site survey.