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Lake Regional Radiologic Techs Continue Blanket Tradition for Cancer Patients

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Lake Regional Health System Diagnostic Imaging staff pose with handmade blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Pictured are, left to right, Kristy Wood, RT(R)(M); Carol Meyer; Kevin Wyrick, RT(R)(CT)CNMT; Jetty Meyer, RT(R)(M); Mandy Bargfrede, RT(R)(M); Denise Keppler, BSRT(R)(M)(BD); and Chastity Rapier, R.N. Lake Regional Health System Diagnostic Imaging staff pose with handmade blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Pictured are, left to right, Kristy Wood, RT(R)(M); Carol Meyer; Kevin Wyrick, RT(R)(CT)CNMT; Jetty Meyer, RT(R)(M); Mandy Bargfrede, RT(R)(M); Denise Keppler, BSRT(R)(M)(BD); and Chastity Rapier, R.N.

National Radiologic Technology Week, held Nov. 5–11, recognizes the skilled health care professionals who provide safe medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments.

Lake Regional radiologic technologists celebrate this week every year with a project to make blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Hospital and community volunteers support this effort, which annually provides more than 100 blankets to Cancer Center patients.

“Our patients inspire us, and this project is our way of showing them our support,” said Lake Regional Radiologic Technologist Jetty Meyer, RT(R)(M).

Lake Regional’s Diagnostic Imaging department is staffed by more than 70 employees who perform approximately 100,000 procedures annually. Many of the radiologic technologists have worked for the hospital for more than 20 years and have witnessed the growth of the department and rapid advances in imaging technology.

“Our radiologic techs make a difference every day in the lives of people facing various health challenges,” said Steve Grotewiel, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Lake Regional. “We commend them on their hard work and accomplishments.” 

Specialties in the field of radiologic technology include breast imaging and digital mammography; computed tomography (CT) scan; cardiac and peripheral interventional procedures; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); nuclear medicine; radiation therapy; and general diagnostic radiology.

For more information about Lake Regional Diagnostic Imaging, visit www.lakeregional.com/imaging.

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