“Our patients inspire us, and this project is our way of showing them our support,” said Lake Regional Radiologic Technologist Jetty Meyer, RT(R)(M).

While National Radiologic Technology Week is about recognizing the skilled health care professionals who provide safe medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments, the techs at Lake Regional choose to make is just as much about their patients.

The radiologic technologists of Lake Regional Health System celebrate the week of Nov. 5–11 this year by making blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Hospital and community volunteers support this effort, which annually provides more than 100 blankets to patients.

“Our patients inspire us, and this project is our way of showing them our support,” said Lake Regional Radiologic Technologist Jetty Meyer, RT(R)(M).

Lake Regional’s Diagnostic Imaging department is staffed by more than 70 employees who perform approximately 100,000 procedures annually. Many of the radiologic technologists have worked for the hospital for more than 20 years and have witnessed the growth of the department and rapid advances in imaging technology.

“Our radiologic techs make a difference every day in the lives of people facing various health challenges,” said Steve Grotewiel, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Lake Regional. “We commend them on their hard work and accomplishments.”