Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association Reference Centre (EORLA)
Joanne Swift is a Certified Pathologist Assistant currently working as Charge Pathologists’ Assistant at the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association Reference Centre (EORLA). Joanne graduated as a Medical Laboratory Technologist from Algonquin College in Ottawa. She worked in Biochemistry at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for 3 years after graduating, before obtaining her dream job as a PA. Joanne is an on the job trained PA. Joanne became one of 2 Charge Pathologists’ Assistants at TOH in 2008. Her duties currently include Supervisor of Surgical Pathology at the EORLA Reference Center at TOH with responsibilities in Quality, Document Control.
Joanne is a life long learner taking many courses and attending many conferences in her career including:
Quality Laboratory Management Certificate through the University of British Columbia, The Leadership Academy and Management Foundations, through TOH, Modern Management through the Canadian Hospital Association, Teachers and Trainers of Adults Certificate through Algonquin College, anatomy and physiology courses through Athabasca University and others online, as well as safety courses through Algonquin college to name a few.
Joanne has lectured on Formalin Fixation Fact or Fiction, was the co-speaker on Lung Cancer patients and their journey from symptoms to treatment, and was a speaker on a panel for Ovarian Cancer at the OAP in Sept 2018.
In her free time Joanne and her husband raise, show and breed English Mastiffs on their 27-acre property in Ottawa South.