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St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Main Lab Earns Accreditation

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012



St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Main Laboratory received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The Director of Pathology, Ola Melhus, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Lab is one of 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

The US federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which began in the early 1960s, is equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.

The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients by thoroughly examines the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and overall management.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50- years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP can be found at

Blood Drive at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, August 3

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Critical Blood Shortage!  Please Donate! 

The American Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 3 from 7:00am – 12:00pm in the Lepage Conference Center at St. Mary’s. Please consider taking some time out of your day to donate blood.

The American Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.

While demand for blood products remains steady, donations to the Red Cross this summer are the lowest we’ve seen in over a decade. We need your help to reverse this trend.

The Red Cross has responded to more than 40 major disasters in more than 30 states over the past three months alone – delivering help and hope to people affected by floods, tornadoes and wildfires. There’s another, more personal, kind of disaster which can happen to anyone at any time. If blood is needed and it’s not available.

American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center on April 22

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Hungry for Subway?

Come give blood!  The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Friday, April 22 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Lepage Large Conference Room. 

All donors will receive a coupon for a FREE regular six-inch sub at any participating SUBWAY® restaurant in Maine during the month of April.

At our last blood drive we hit a record amount of viable blood donors – 50!  Let’s beat that number.  

Please call the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment. You can also email (Jenny Cowie) or call the Volunteer Office at 777-8369.

Just a reminder that St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center will have extended Imaging & Lab Hours on Friday, December 31, 2010

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Extended Imaging & Lab Hours on Friday, December 31, 2010

The imaging and lab departments will be open on the hospital-observed holiday: 

Imaging Hours

Screening Mammography                         8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call 777-4059 to schedule an appointment

Women’s Ultrasound (MFM patients)      8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call 777-4049 to schedule an appointment 

MRI                                                          8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Call 755-3700 to schedule an appointment   

Lab Hours 

Main Lab                                                   7:00 am – 12:00 pm 

**There will be someone present to register patients as they come in.**

Extended Lab hours on December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The main lab at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center will be open on the hospital observed holiday (New Year’s Eve):

Main lab 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.