At DLS, we strive to be leaders in the communities we serve. Our `ohana, in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan use state-of-the-art testing to provide the best patient care possible. We work together as a team to support our communities, our colleagues, and strive for excellence.
Our Pledge to Our Employees
At DLS, we respect, empower and value our team members. We’re committed to Innovation, Compassion, Aloha, Respect and Excellence (I.C.A.R.E.). Our environment fosters a culture of growth and the professional development of our versatile and high-performing workforce.
The passion and belief in our mission and values can be seen in every person on our team. This synergy makes the DLS `ohana an innovative, agile, and competitive industry leader.
Our Pledge to Our Patients
“Patients First” is our passion. We embrace technological advancements and commit ourselves to excellence in laboratory science. Beyond lab results, we build relationships and create collaborative partnerships with the communities we serve. Every person on the DLS team recognizes the kuleana that comes with this leadership and we work together to conduct our business with Aloha.
Culture of Learning and Innovation Set This MT Up for Success
An Accidental Career Becomes a Lifelong Passion for This MLT
"I'm proud to call Hawai'i my home and DLS my family."
DLS Helped This Career MT Find a Home in Medical Technology
Joyce Iwata, MT (ASCP)
Senior Medical Technologist
Core Laboratory - Hematology
Joyce Iwata knew she wanted a career in medical technology from early on, and sought DLS right out of college. After more than two decades in the field, and a variety of roles within the company, she’s been able to grow her skills and confidence—and master new technologies thanks to DLS’ commitment to innovation.
Angela Hose, MLT
Development & Outreach
When Angela Hose took a Microbiology class in college, she discovered a deep passion for the science of microorganisms. She had found her calling and set a course for her dream job. Now, 20 years later after serving as a Technical Laboratory Assistant (TLA) and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), she's inspiring students as an MLT Trainer, where she enjoys a mentorship role and countless opportunities to grow and learn.
James Magata, MLT (ASCP)
Medical Laboratory Technician III
Core Laboratory - Chemistry
James Magata never thought he would end up in the field of medical technology, but after joining the DLS team, he can’t imagine working anywhere else. Now as a MLT II, he’s enjoying a challenging and rewarding career in a dynamic field that keeps him on his toes. With a network of talented staff to learn from and a management philosophy of constant support, DLS is helping James achieve his professional goals and face each day with a strong sense of purpose.
Coordinator, Medical Technologist
Tori Enomoto took a lab assistant position with DLS right after college, thinking it might be a temporary step. Thanks to her hard work, support from DLS and several windows of opportunity, she was able to parlay her support position into a leadership role as an MT Coordinator for the Microbiology Lab in just a few years. Today, she enjoys an exciting job where she gets to apply critical thinking, work with state-of-the art technology and guide others in expanding their knowledge.