Meridian Star

Education

August 29, 2012

Rad-Tech program receives equipment

MERIDIAN —     A recent donation to Meridian Community College’s Radiologic Technology Program could be described as a gift that keeps on giving.

     Anderson Regional Medical Center donated used Siemens Radiographic equipment to the college for students to gain valuable hands-on experience as they prepare for positions in entry-level radiography.

     The unit was recently in use at the hospital,explained Dale Holyfield, director of radiology at ARMC. MCC President Dr. Scott Elliott added the very valuable donation offers a “seamless transition from here to the real world.”

     “This really strengthens our own program,” Elliott said.

     The mission of the Meridian Community College Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare competent, entry-level radiographers able to function within the health care community. A large component of training is hands-on lab practice that prepares students for clinical experience in affiliated health care settings. MCC has been fortunate to have two active labs and a portable X-ray machine for students to safely practice radiographic procedures. This gift replaces a much older machine that is no longer representative of today’s equipment, so there is little difference between lab practice and clinical practice.   

     Holyfield said the college trains a majority of their radiological technologists the health care facility employs.

    “We find the technologists are well-trained and continually meet our needs,” he said.

     "The program supports us and we want to support it,” he added.

1
Text Only
Education
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

Do you think the city of Meridian should contribute to a $600,000 matching grant Lauderdale County has applied for to fund a new building that could house a satellite Boys and Girls Club building?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide