HCMC’s Toxicology Laboratory receives ABFT certification

TL 7The Toxicology Laboratory at HCMC is proud to announce that they have received the prestigious Certificate of Laboratory Accreditation in Forensic Toxicology from the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT). They are the first laboratory in Minnesota and one of only five in the Midwest to be accredited by the ABFT. Continue reading “HCMC’s Toxicology Laboratory receives ABFT certification”

Poison Center names new Medical Director

Dr. Jon Cole

The Hennepin Regional Poison Center welcomes Dr. Jon Cole to its staff.  In addition to his new position as a staff physician in HCMC’s Emergency Department, Dr. Cole has accepted the position of Medical Director in the Poison Center. Dr. Cole assumes this role from former Medical Director Dr. Dave Roberts, who has served since 2004 and will be reducing his hours in anticipation of retirement.

Dr. Cole completed his emergency medicine residency at HCMC and just completed a two year toxicology fellowship at Regions Hospital and Hennepin Regional Poison Center.

Hennepin Regional Poison Center (HRPC) acts as the Minnesota Poison Control System at Hennepin County Medical Center.  Pharmacists are available to answer any poison-related question 24 hours a day.