2021 mississippi hospital laboratory biosafety champions

On May 5, 2021, the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory announced the 2021 Biosafety Preparedness Exercise for Mississippi hospital and veterinary laboratories.

For the 2021 exercise, laboratories were asked to submit a Biosafety Risk Assessment focusing on any test or platform used during July 2020 through May 2021 for the diagnosis of COVID-19. If the laboratory did not perform any testing for SARS-CoV-2, any other risk assessment completed during this time frame could be submitted. The completed risk assessments were submitted to Barbara Metcalfe, MPHL’s Safety Coordinator.

The Mississippi Public Health Laboratory wishes to thank the laboratories who participated in the 2021 Biosafety Preparedness Exercise. Congratulations to our Mississippi Biosafety Champion Laboratories!

Facilities participating in the 2021 biosafety exercise include:

  • Anderson Regional Medical Center
  • American Esoteric Laboratories
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital – Attala
  • Choctaw Regional Medical Center
  • Covington County Hospital
  • Franklin County Memorial Hospital
  • GV (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center
  • Magnolia Regional Health Center
  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
  • Merit Health Natchez
  • MS Veterinary Research & Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Monroe Regional Hospital
  • North Mississippi Medical Center Tupelo
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Hancock
  • S.E. Lackey Memorial Hospital
  • Singing River Health Systems (Ocean Springs Hospital)
  • South Central Regional Medical Center
  • Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Wayne General Hospita
  • Winston Medical Center