Supporting the Profession in New Ways

Sep. 13, 2016

SiemensSiemens Healthineers USA is a global leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and medical information technology. Siemens Healthineers believes in investing in radiologic technologists and their future, which is evidenced in its long-time support of ASRT Foundation scholarships. The company has gone one step further with a contribution to the Celebration Campaign, which creates new opportunities for R.T.s to learn from each other and to use their knowledge to improve patient care around the world.

The Siemens Education Journey Award offered three ASRT members a grant of up to $4,000 each to cover the expenses of attending an educational conference in 2016. This grant opportunity sent radiologic technologists to conferences that support their professional development and promote peer-to-peer educational prospects.

“Through the Education Journey Award, Siemens Healthineers is proud to align once again with the ASRT and the Foundation in demonstrating our ongoing commitment to fostering continuing education opportunities for radiologic technologists,” said Nanci Wozniak, vice president of education services at Siemens Healthineers. “This grant money will help enable technologists to develop valuable new professional skills, improve workplace efficiency and deliver quality patient outcomes.”

Siemens Healthineers also created community outreach fellowship opportunities for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals in 2016. This gift will help send teams of R.T.s to medically underserved communities around the globe to improve patient care through education and facility evaluations.

Teams will teach local health care professionals best practices for using medical imaging equipment and how to protect patients and themselves from ionizing radiation. The teams also will identify equipment and training needed for the hospital or clinic to become a better health care provider.

“Siemens is proud to partner with the ASRT Foundation to offer these opportunities for R.T.s to share their experience and expertise with others in the profession,” Nanci said. “Offering these grants and fellowships supports these professionals in their careers and elevates the level of patient care they are providing. That’s the type of long-term impact that we, as an organization, want to have on the future of medical imaging and radiation therapy.”