Program Overview

Mercy Integrated Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program is one of the most successful and respected CLS programs in the nation. This reputation is based on the fact that our certification scores are consistently among the highest of over 200 programs nationwide. We contribute our success to our small class sizes, individual instruction, committed faculty, and our new state-of-the-art facility. We are strongly committed to providing students with the best educational experience possible.

The program is based in Mercy Integrated Laboratories on the campus of Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. This state-of-the-art laboratory opened in March of 2000 and services Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center, Mercy Health - St. Anne, Mercy Health - St. Charles and Mercy Health - Children's Hospital (a total of over 700 beds) in addition to outreach, outpatient and long-term care facilities throughout the region. The lab employs approximately 200 professionals to perform over 3.2 million tests a year.

Our Mission

Mercy Integrated Clinical Laboratory Science Program strives to be the most successful and respected CLS program in the nation. We are strongly committed to preparing the highest qualified lab professionals to meet the needs of the community and Mercy Health Laboratories. We provide an educational experience that is comprehensive, innovative, and responsive to the needs of the profession. Our dedicated staff enable the students to join them in improving the health and well-being of our communities.

Program Outcomes:

Year

Graduation Rate

Attrition Rate

Job Placement

Board of Certification
First Year Pass Rate

2018

100%

0%

100%

100%

2019

100%

0%

100%

100%

2020

100%

0%

100%

100%

2021100%0%100%66.7%**

**This reflects the current pass rate – students have one year after graduation to take the BOC exam or retake the exam. This percentage may not reflect this given timeframe if before June of the current year. 

Accreditation

Mercy Health Integrated CLS Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)*. The program was established in 1950 and until the year 2000 operated as Riverside School of Medical Technology where all graduates passed a National Certification Examination to become MT (ASCP) Medical Technologists and/or CLS (NCA) Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

*NAACLS
5600 N River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (773)714-8880
Fax: (773)714-8886
www.naacls.org
naaclsinfo@naacls.org 

Contact Us

Stephanie Damman, MLS (ASCP)
Program Director 
Mercy Integrated CLS Program
2222 Cherry Street
Toledo, Ohio 43608
Email: stephanie_damman@mercy.com
Phone: 419-251-5892