Celebrating Medical Laboratory Week: Meet Mason Snook!

April 5, 2023

We are Women’s offers the WCH community a chance to get to know each other and share our stories.

Name: Mason Snook

Pronouns: He/Him

Title & Department: Senior Medical Laboratory Assistant

On the WCH team for: 6 years

1. What does your typical workday look like?

My day to day consists of helping the lab stay in working order. This includes ensuring coverage for staff who spend their days servicing patients in the lobby lab or preparing blood work and other samples for diagnostic testing in the core lab. This also includes writing and maintaining procedures to ensure staff stay on top of best practices to better care for our patients. I also work closely with our partner labs and the Epic team to ensure we have a robust catalogue of tests available to meet the needs of our patients’ healthcare.

I do my best to keep the everyday stress of our fantastic team at the WCH lab to a minimum!

2. What excites you the most about working at WCH?

Knowing our lab services support some of the best clinics makes me most excited about my job!

I enjoy coming into work with the knowledge that I’m part of a team that keeps some of Toronto’s (even Canada’s) most vulnerable population safe and healthy.

3. How does your work contribute to creating a positive patient experience?

The lab is a pillar of healthcare, performing some of the most precise testing to help diagnose and monitor our patients’ health outcomes. With just a few drops of blood, we can determine if a patient is sick or getting well, and what medication might be needed, or if any is even needed at all!          

In helping the lab run smoothly, I know our lab staff will be equipped and ready to service any and all patients our healthcare providers see here at WCH.

4. Tell us one to three things that your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you!

A little-known fact about myself is that I have lived in 5 of Canada’s provinces and territories including The Northwest Territories.