Laboratories

Atikokan General Hospital

120 Dorothy St., Atikokan, ON  POT 1C0

Website: www.aghospital.on.ca
Website: www.atikokaninfo.com

Laboratory Director:

Dr. J. Kerry MacDonald

About the Laboratory:

The Laboratory at Atikokan General Hospital provides the following services:

  • Hematology/Coagulation
  • Chemistry
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • ECG’s

The Laboratory is staffed by:

  • 3 Full Time Technologists
  • 1 Full Time Phlebotomist/Technician

Contact Information:

Karen Parker, MLT
Laboratory Manager
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Phone: 807-597-4215   Main Lab:  #309; Lab Manager #354
Fax: 807-597-2301
email:  parkerk@aghospital.on.ca

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 0700-1500 hours
Weekends & After Hours: Technologist On Call

Atikokan General Hospital
Atikokan General Hospital



Dryden Regional Health Centre

P.O. Box 3003, 58 Goodall St., Dryden, ON  P8N 2Z6

Website: www.drhc.on.ca
Website: www.dryden.ca

Laboratory Director:

Dr. J. Kerry MacDonald

About the Laboratory:

The Laboratory employs 6 staff members and a Manager who provide testing services including Chemistry, Hematology and Transfustion Medicine on a stat and routine basis, 24-hours per day, seven days per week. This department is also responsible for non-invasive cardiology services. The patient test mix includes both in-patients for non-invasive cardiology services. The patient test mix includes both in-patients and out-patients for the purpose of diagnosis, pre-operative testing, post-operative or treatment monitoring. Approximately 250,000 tests are performed annually.

Contact Information:

Brian Patterson, MLT
Director, Clinical Laboratory Services
P.O. Box 3003
58 Goodall Street
Dryden, ON  P8N 2Z6
Phone: 807-223-8248
Fax: 807-223-7148
email:  bpatterson@drhc.on.ca

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 0700-2300 hours
Saturday & Sunday: 0700-2300 hours
Statutory Holidays:  Technologist On Call
After Hours:  Technologist On Call

Dryden Regional Health Centre
Dryden Regional Health Centre



Riverside Health Care Facilities

110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, ON P9A 2B7

Website: www.riversidehealthcare.ca
Website: www.fort-frances.com

Laboratory Director:

Dr. J. Kerry MacDonald

About the Laboratory:

The Laboratory provides Chemistry, hematology, Blood Bank and Microbiology services for Emo, Rainy River and LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Tests that are not done on site are referred to specialty labs in Kenora, Thunder Bay and Toronto.

Contact Information:

Toni Benning, MLT, BSc.
Manager, Laboratory Services
110 Victoria Avenue
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 2B7
Phone: 807-274-4812
Fax: 807-274-4840
email:  t.benning@rhcf.on.ca

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 0700-2100 hours
Saturday & Sunday: 0700-1700 hours
Statutory Holidays: 0700-1700 hours
After Hours: Technologist On Call

Riverside Health Care Facilities
Riverside Health Care Facilities



Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Dr. Peter D. Pan Regional Laboratory

21 Sylvan St. W., Kenora ON P9N 3W7

Website: www.lwdh.on.ca
Website: www.kenora.com

Laboratory Director:

Dr. J. Kerry MacDonald

About the Laboratory:

The laboratory at Lake of the Woods district hospital provides laboratory services to the hospital as well as community patients through a partnership with MDS Laboratories. In addition, referral pathology services are provided to other communities in Northwestern Ontario. The laboratory offers Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Transfusion Medicine and Histology services. Total number of tests performed annually is approximately 400,000.

The laboratory is staffed by:

  • 2.0 FTE Pathologists
  • 12.5 FTE MLT’s
  • 2.0 FTE Laboratory Technicians
  • 2.0 FTE Clerical
  • 1.0 FTE Laboratory Manager

Contact Information:

Lori Hoppe, MLT
Manager, Laboratory
21 Sylvan St. West
Kenora, ON P9N 3W7
Phone: 807-468-9861
Office: Ext# 2206
Bacteriology: Ext# 2285
Hematology/Chemistry: Ext# 2203
Histology: Ext# 2291
Fax: 807-274-4840
email:  lhoppe@lwdh.on.ca

Hours of Operation:

24 hours/day – 365 days/year

Lake of the Woods District Hospital
Lake of the Woods District Hospital



Red Lake Margaret Cochenour

P.O. Box 5005, 51 Hwy. 105, Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0

Website: www.redlakehospital.ca
Website: www.red-lake.com

Laboratory Director:

Dr. J. Kerry MacDonald

About the Laboratory:

The Laboratory at Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital provides core laboratory services to the Red Lake catchment area.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Sanna-White BSc, MLT
Manager Laboratory Services
P.O. Box 5005
Hwy. 105
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
Phone: 807-727-2231
Fax: 807-727-3682
email:  jsanna@redlakehospital.ca

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 0700-1600 hours
Saturday & Sunday: 0700-1500 hours
Statutory Holidays: 0700-1500 hours
After Hours: Technologist On Call

Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Hospital
Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Hospital



Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre

P.O. Box 909, 1 Meno Ya Win Way, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B4

Website: www.slmhc.on.ca
Website: www.siouxlookout.com

Laboratory Director:

Dr. J. Kerry MacDonald

About the Laboratory:

The SLMHC Laboratory Services is comprised of the Biochemistry, Immunology, Urinalysis, Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Transfusion Medicine, Specimen Receiving & Dispatch departments and an Out Patient Collection Area.

A staff of four Medical Laboratory Assistants and ten Medical Laboratory Technologists provide Laboratory Services for the community of Sioux Lookout and the surrounding area, servicing a population of approximately 30,000 people. Three of the technologists are classified as Senior Techs and are responsible for the Chemistry, Microbiology and the Hematology/T Med areas, in addition to rotating through the various departments. The Laboratory Manager oversees the program and is responsible for Quality Management, Infection Control and Lab Safety. The Laboratory works under the direction and guidance fo Dr. J.K. MacDonald, the Laboratory Director who works out of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora. Dr. MacDonald performs several on-site visits each year and is available as a resource for all staff of the SLMHC.

In April 2010, the SLMHC Laboratory was awarded a 4 year Ontario Laboratory Accreditation (OLA) Certificate from the Quality Management Program – Laboratory Services (QMP – LS), a division of the Ontario Medical Association. The Laboratory met 484/485 requirements yielding a score of 99.79%.

The Laboratory is an active participant in the Kenora Rainy River Regional Laboratory Program (KRR RLP) .

The Laboratory performs Lab testing and offers consultation services for the Northern First Nation community Nursing Stations operated by Health Canada. The volume of work sent to the SLMHC lab from the Nursing Stations comprises approximately 60% of the total workload performed in the SLMHC Laboratory.

Contact Information:

Brenda Voth, MLT
Manager of Laboratory Services
P.O. Box 909, #1 Meno Ya Win Way
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B4
Phone: 807-737-6571
Fax: 807-737-6291
email:  bvoth@slmhc.on.ca

Hours of Operation:

24 hours/day – 365 days/year

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre