North Oaks Health System President/CEO Michele Sutton recently recognized
Radiology Technologist Kayla for her extraordinary compassion and commitment
to patient care.
From left are: President/CEO Michele Sutton, Diagnostics Director Casey
Alford, Radiology Technologist Kayla, Radiology Supervisor Melissa Ridgedell,
Physician Assistant Julie Edmiston and Vice President of Ancillary Services
The following submission was provided by North Oaks Imaging Associates
Physician Assistant Julie Edmiston:
“While performing routine X-rays, Radiology Technologist Kayla noticed
that her patient was experiencing some concerning symptoms while the views
were being taken. When Kayla compared the patient’s new and old
films, she noticed a troubling difference and immediately consulted me.
“Upon reading the new films, I advised Kayla that the patient needed
to be sent to the Emergency Department right away.
“There, the patient was found to be in the midst of a medical crisis
and admitted for immediate intervention.
“Because of Kayla’s keen sense of awareness, the patient received
lifesaving care in a timely manner.”