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 60,000 surgical tissue cases and 60 autopsies annually, comprising over 150,000 tissue blocks and 700,000 slides.

The laboratory employs a full-time staff of 20 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

Program Pass Rate & Job Placement Rate

Year OSF-CLS Pass Rate ASCP- BOC Exam (within 1st year) National Pass Rate ASCP-BOC Exam % of Graduates Retained After Entering Final Year of the Program Graduate Job Placement in 1 year or Continuing Education 
2019 100% 62% 100% 100%
2020 100% 82% 100% 100%
2021* N/A 68% N/A N/A

*No students in HT Program in 2021

Contact Us

Anna Weisbruch MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM 
Acting Program Director
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61637
Phone: (309) 624-9042
Email: anna.weisbruch@osfhealthcare.org