Radiology Technologists: Setting a New Standard of Care for Patients and Families

When I first started working at Cincinnati Children’s in the Radiology Department in March 2015, I remember feeling excited to be part of an organization with such a positive reputation. I was also a little anxious about starting a new job in a new city and working with pediatric patients and their families. Most of my experience in radiology had been with adult patients, so I knew I had a lot to learn. As with all new employees to Cincinnati Children’s, I’ve been through many orientations, various trainings and have been provided with lots of on-the-job experience.

My first-day jitters were quickly calmed by the smiles and welcomes from the team of radiology technologists that I work with every day. With every interaction, I see the technologists providing the highest level of professionalism to achieve quality imaging while genuinely caring for you and your child. Our technologists do a great job of really listening to patients and families, striving to understand and show compassion in even hectic situations. From my own professional point of view, I can’t imagine a better group of people to work with. The technologists go so far above and beyond with the care they provide that they set the rest of us up for success.

I have worked with some very good technologists in the past, but after being at Cincinnati Children’s and working with this group, a new standard of care has been set! I am proud to say that I am a part of this team and I am excited to celebrate National Radiologic Technology Week with them!

Story submitted by Chris Young, (R.R.A.,  Radiologist Assistant) and edited by Catherine Leopard, (CLS).


Catherine Leopard

About the Author: Catherine Leopard

Catherine is a Child Life Specialist who works in Cincinnati Children’s Department of Radiology. She has always been drawn to helping children overcome their fears. As a young child, Catherine remembers sitting in her pediatrician’s office feeling sad as she listened to young babies crying in exam rooms. In response, she began singing lullabies through the walls to sooth and comfort those children in distress. As an adult, she first experienced the support of Child Life when her infant daughter was hospitalized. After that positive experience, Catherine completed her Child Life internship at Cincinnati Children’s and has worked here ever since. Her daughter is now a teenager and her son is an active 3rd grader.

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