OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

School of Histotechnology

SFMC_Systems_Lab_20170202_487.jpg The histotechnology curriculum at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center develops competent professionals, skilled in both histology [theory of tissues and stains] and histologic techniques [preparation of stained tissue slides]. Providing a backdrop for this experience is a highly automated pathology laboratory within a regional medical center, where a wide variety of specimens are processed daily with both routine and special stains.

The OSF Saint Francis Department of Pathology completes over 50,000 surgical tissue cases and 50 autopsies annually, comprising over 150,000 tissue blocks and 500,000 slides. The laboratory employs a full-time staff of 16 histotechnicians and histotechnologists to maintain this workload. Eleven certified anatomical pathologists, with additional specialty certifications in dermatopathology, hematopathology and neuropathology are also on staff. The large number of patient specimens - as well as hospital specialties in neonatology, cardiology, transplant surgery, obstetrics, hemodialysis, trauma, neurology, etc. – enable the OSF histology student to experience a wide variety of tissue samples and procedures.

The School of Histotechnology, established in 1962, maintains full accreditation status through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, 847-939-3597, info@naacls.org

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School of Histotechnology
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL 61637
Phone: (309) 624-9021
Fax: (309) 624-9150