R.T.s Inspire Us To Do More

Feb. 14, 2017

Your dedication to providing the best patient care possible and your compassionate nature inspire the ASRT staff to go above and beyond every day.

So many of us feel that working for ASRT isn’t simply a job, but a calling and a service to not only you, but the patients you serve. We want to embody your compassion and do all we can to support you and your fellow R.T.s in this remarkable community.

A few years ago, we began a workplace giving program that lets ASRT staff donate to the ASRT Foundation through their paychecks. Right off the bat, we had numerous employees sign up. In fact, we blew the national average for workplace giving participation out of the water in the first year. Since then, the number of staff members supporting the medical imaging and radiation therapy community through the Foundation has increased every year. We are happy to report that over half of the staff donates to the Foundation every paycheck.

One of the greatest things about the R.T. community is how much you care about your patients and one another. You provide your patients with the best care possible, day in and day out. You support one another’s professional growth. As staff of your association, we want to be a part of supporting you and the work you do and to advance and elevate the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession to enhance the quality and safety of patient care.

I work with R.T.s every day to assist them in speaking to lawmakers and regulators about the importance of their profession and the role R.T.s play in patient care, and I have been fortunate to experience firsthand the passion radiologic technologists have for their profession. As an ASRT staff member, I am fortunate to be able to work for R.T.s and to be able to give back to a wonderful group of health care providers who have shared their experiences with me.” – Christine Lung, vice president of advocacy and government relations at ASRT and Foundation donor

Because you go above and beyond, the profession continues to advance. It’s obvious that this is more than a job for you — it’s a part of who you are — and your dedication to excellence is making it possible for future patients to receive the best care available.

Your passion for helping others and your dedication to the radiologic sciences motivates us, here in ASRT's national office, to be the best we can be in order to support the amazing people who work in this profession. But beyond that, you inspire us to do more than put in our best work.

“I’ve been really fortunate to have worked day to day with the Foundation and to see the commitment of the staff and volunteers and the amazing work they do. I know firsthand that any money I give matters — it all makes a difference.” – Janet McEwen, director of corporate relations at ASRT and Foundation donor

Because of your shining example, more than half of the staff take the extra step in helping advance and elevate the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession by donating to the Foundation. It is your passion for helping others that makes these individuals want to take a bigger role in enhancing the quality and safety of patient care by supporting scholarship, grant and community outreach fellowship opportunities for R.T.s. After experiencing how much medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals care about their patients and each other, it’s nearly impossible to not want to be a part of supporting this incredible community.

“I have been fortunate to speak with many of the people that the ASRT Foundation has helped over the years. Hearing the amazing stories of the impact it has had and how the support has helped them in their careers is the inspiration behind what makes me continue to support their work.” – Mark Ryerson, vice president of marketing at ASRT and Foundation donor

On behalf of the donors here at the ASRT office, thank you for what you do every day. We hope our support, as ASRT staff members and donors, helps you in building an even brighter tomorrow for patients, the R.T. community and the profession as a whole.