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The Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) is a member-based, non-profit organization operating 18 licensed, acute-care, hospital-based laboratories that service clinical programs across the Champlain Region of Eastern Ontario.

The EORLA team delivers over 12 million diagnostic tests in our laboratories annually – using the latest technology, offering exemplary service and turnaround times, and providing ongoing innovation and continuous improvement initiatives.

Our laboratories are accredited by the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare and licensed through the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care.

Laboratory staff include over 750 Medical Laboratory Professionals, along with approximately 75 Medical/Scientific staff, 50 Administration Staff and 14 Residents.

We are governed by our Board of Directors, with representation from our Member Hospitals as well as the Community.

The Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) is a member-owned, non-profit organization encompassing the operation of 18 licensed, acute-care, hospital-based clinical laboratories that service clinical programs across the Champlain Region of Eastern Ontario. A leading, innovative model of integrated laboratory practices in the province, the purpose of EORLA is to deliver patient-focused, consistent, high-quality and cost-effective hospital-based laboratory services to meet the needs of the region’s patients.

EORLA laboratories provide diagnostic testing to both hospital inpatients and registered outpatients, performing a total of approximately 13 million tests annually.  Comprehensive testing in the disciplines of Anatomic Pathology, Biochemistry, Transfusion Medicine, Hematopathology, and Microbiology/Virology is performed.

Incorporated in 2003, EORLA is currently in a period of transformation which will result in the creation of one integrated hospital laboratory organization as of April 2012.

For laboratory clients, the successful adoption of the EORLA integration will result in enhanced quality care through standardization and improved portability of lab results.  For laboratory employees, the transition to a single employer model will provide greater opportunities through a focus on staff retention, career mobility opportunities and strong professional development.
All EORLA laboratories are accredited by Ontario Laboratory Accreditation (OLA) and The Ottawa Hospital Tissue Typing Laboratory is accredited by the American Society for Histocompatability and Immunogenetics (ASHI).

Laboratory staff includes over 725 Medical Laboratory Professionals along with approximately 70 Medical/Scientific staff. 40 Administration Staff and 15 Residents

EORLA is governed by a Board of Directors, representing the Champlain LHIN member hospitals.