RE: [Histonet] Off-sitte storage of slides and blocks..

From:"Stapf, Ross"

We just had almost all of our storage moved off site as well.  It is
working ok.  They charge to retrieve/deliver as well as a small amount
to refile.  The same company takes care of all off site storage for

When I was in Maryland we had off site storage at warehouse space the
hospital maintained.  If you wanted timely retrieval you had to drive
and get it yourself.  Also a previous supervisor had used the cardboard
file boxes to store slides and over time multiple stacks had collapsed.
We had to refile all of them ourselves.  It took months of overtime to
fix that problem, as well as hiring a college student on summer break to
just work on refiling them into metal trays.

Ross M Stapf
Histopathology Manager
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

214-820-4110 fax

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:20 PM
To: 'Histonet ('
Subject: [Histonet] Off-sitte storage of slides and blocks..

Hello all,

We are thinking of storing our blocks and slides off-site.  We may
contract with a company to store and maintain them, as well as dispose
of them when the time comes.  We would pay a monthly fee per cubic foot
of space used and delivery charges when we need to get them back.  Does
anyone else do this? If so, how does it work for you?

The problem is that we have no place to store them on-site.  Our space
was taken over by medical records and the slides and blocks were
dispersed to any place they could find.  They are stashed under and
behind duct work, this corner and that.  It's quite a mess.  I'm
thinking that off-site storage would be a good thing.  They guarrentee
delivery is as little as four hours.

Does anyone charge to retrieve slides/blocks?  I don't know if we could
pass the retrieval/delivery charge on to the requestor.....

Any thoughts appreciated.

Tom Mc Nemar HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, Ohio 43055

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