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From:"Woodfin, Amy C" <> (by way of histonet)
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Dear Histonetters:

We seem to continuously be looking at ways to get our slides out earlier
each day.  Not a bad thing, just a little daunting when processing times,
staffing, and equipment limitations are taken into consideration.  Not that
anyone else ever has this problem...right?

We are starting a formal Quality Improvement process to look at our current
TAT for cases; more specifically the time all of the slides are out to the
pathologists.  I/we would be GREATLY appreciative of input on the following
questions.  Feel free to respond by e-mail, print a copy and fax
it...however is easiest for you.

Thank you in advance for taking time out of your day to help us with this

Amy C. Woodfin
Pathology Supervisor
St. Joseph Hospital
2901 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA  98225
(360) 738-6340
(360) 738-6776 FAX


Size of Your Facility:
# of Other Hospitals/Labs within a 90 Mile Radius:

Avg # Cases/Day:
Avg # Blocks/Day:

# of Pathologists:
# of Histotechs:
(example:  1 @0400 8hrs, 1 @0600 8hrs, 1@ 0630 8hrs)
# of Microtomes:

# of Processors:
Types of Tissue in each:
Length of Cycle and End Times:

Routine Staining Process:  Automated?  Manual?
Special Stain Process:  Automated?  Manual?
Coverslipping:  Automated?  Manual?

Normal Time Slides out to Pathologist(s):
Average Case TAT:

May I contact you directly with further questions?

Thanks again!

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