Attention St. Joseph Healthcare Imaging Patients:
Did you know that improper disposal of photographic or x-ray film can result in the release of silver into the environment? In high concentrations, silver is considered hazardous waste and harmful to humans.
St. Joseph Healthcare strives to protect the environment for generations to come by reducing our impact on Maine’s natural resources. One way we can do this is by properly disposing of printed imaging films.
Starting December 10, 2018, in accordance with State and Federal regulation, our Medical Imaging and Medical Records Departments will begin disposing of printed imaging files taken between January and July of 2006.
If you would like to keep your 2006 printed films, please call the Medical Records Department at (207) 907-3648 to submit your request prior to December 7, 2018.