Full Service Laboratory

Santiam Hospital & Clinics has a full service laboratory staffed with:

9 Nationally Certified Laboratory Scientists
3 Technical Assistants
7 Phlebotomist/laboratory assistants

Monday – Friday 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Testing is provided 24 hours per day/7 days a week for Emergency and Hospitalized patients

The Team

Spicie Davis

Spicie Davis

Director of Laboratory Services

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Molecular Western Oregon University and Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from OIT/OHSU

Credentials: Medical Laboratory Scientist through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Medical Interests: Leadership, Health Equity

About Me: Spicie enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family

Aaron M Kirsch, BS MLS (ASAP)

Aaron M Kirsch, BS MLS (ASAP)

Laboratory Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Eastern Oregon University and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Oregon Health & Science University.

Experience: Santiam Hospital & Clinics for 20+ years  

Credentials: Manager of the Laboratory with focused areas in Microbiology, Lab Information Systems, and Hematology

Medical Interests: Microbiology and the implementation of technologies that can improve quality of care for our patients.

About Me: Aaron enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest hiking with her dogs.

Kathleen Ahle, BS MLS (ASCP)

Kathleen Ahle, BS MLS (ASCP)

Laboratory Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Oregon State University and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for Clinical Laboratory Science, certified through ASCP

Experience: Santiam Hospital & Clinics for 15 years  

Interests: Strives to improve all parts of the Laboratory from pre-analytical to post-analytical.

About Me: Kathleen spends time with her husband, three children, enjoys reading and relaxing.

Phlebotomy Services Are provided

The Laboratory performs over 400,000 tests per year for the broad medical community; including specimens collected by local medical clinics, outpatients referred from medical providers, Hospitalized patients and Emergency Department patients.
The extensive test menu includes:

Blood Banking
Molecular Microbiology
Twice daily shipments to a national laboratory network

This hospital has the most wonderful staff! From the receptionist, doctors, nurses, everyone I’ve met have been the most caring and understanding individuals I’ve ever met. Ps the people who work in the kitchen who make the meals are outstanding!!


Our family has been patients for many years. The doctors, nurses, and staff are always friendly, attentive, thorough, and knowledgeable. They really go above and beyond even being able to schedule same-day appointments if necessary.