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Lake Regional Radiologic Technologists Make Blankets for Cancer Patients

Monday, November 8, 2021
Lake Regional Health System Diagnostic Imaging staff pose with handmade blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Pictured left to right in front row are Samantha Klopping, Ronda Kempf and Kristy Wood. In the back row are Jetty Meyer, Jessica Butler, Kim Gericke, Karen Bischof and Ashley Schmidt. Lake Regional Health System Diagnostic Imaging staff pose with handmade blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Pictured left to right in front row are Samantha Klopping, Ronda Kempf and Kristy Wood. In the back row are Jetty Meyer, Jessica Butler, Kim Gericke, Karen Bischof and Ashley Schmidt.

National Radiologic Technology Week is Nov. 7–13. Every year, Lake Regional radiologic technologists celebrate this week with a project to make blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Hospital and community volunteers support this effort, which annually provides around 100 blankets to Cancer Center patients.

“We care deeply about our patients, and our team’s Layers of Love Blanket Project is just one more way to show our dedication to exceptional care,” said Kristy Wood, a radiologic tech at Lake Regional. “Our goal is to make their day just a little bit brighter and warmer by letting them know others care and are thinking of them.”

Lake Regional’s Diagnostic Imaging department is staffed by more than 80 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 incredible advances in imaging technology.

“Radiologic technologists play an essential role in patient care and health care safety,” Wood said. “We are licensed professionals who are trained in the use of different types of medical diagnostic equipment. When performing exams, we implement safety procedures for patients and staff to avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation.”

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; bone density scans; Cardiac Echo sonography; general ultrasound; and general diagnostic radiology.

All diagnostic imaging services require a doctor's order. For more information about Lake Regional Diagnostic Imaging, visit lakeregional.com/imaging.

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