Twenty-six years ago, I started working at the former Regional Memorial Hospital, which is now a part of Mid Coast Hospital. At the start of my employment, which was before automated blood testing, blood tests were performed manually and on a given day if there were 20 patients, it was considered a busy day. In 2004, the Laboratory's new instrumentation makes it possible to process more than 100 blood tests and many other procedures with ease and the same if not better accuracy.
The lab staff directly affects patient care through their interaction with patients, as well as their timely, accurate test results. I consider it a privilege to be part of the Mid Coast Health Services family.