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Radiology Technologist Receives Extraordinary Story Award

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

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 Sarah Mitchell.

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.”