LLCC radiography program receives new digital imaging detector from HSHS St. John’s

September 5, 2018
Dr. Vern Lindquist, LLCC vice president, academic services; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; Janelle Murphy, program director, LLCC radiography; Stephen Sabo, system director, capital equipment contracts at HSHS; Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation; Dr. Cynthia Maskey, dean, LLCC health professions.Officials of Lincoln Land Community College have expressed appreciation to HSHS St. John’s Hospital for the gift of a new digital detector imaging system for the LLCC associate degree radiography lab.

“HSHS is proud to partner with the LLCC radiography program to enhance students’ training and education,” said Stephen Sabo, system director for capital equipment contracts at HSHS and 1988 LLCC radiography graduate. “Staying current with the latest, emerging technologies positively affects patient care.”

“We thank HSHS St. John’s for this generous gift, which will allow our students to practice on the same state-of-the-art equipment they will find on the job,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC.

Janelle Murphy, director of the LLCC radiography program, added, “With the acquisition of the newest in digital radiography, our students have will have hands-on experience with current technologies and be better prepared for their role as x-ray students at the clinical sites they attend as part of their education.”

Sabo said he fondly remembers being a radiography student at LLCC. “The program gave me a wide breadth of clinical knowledge that I still use today in making purchasing decisions for the hospital system.”

Sabo started his career as a CT technologist and has progressed through a number of positions within HSHS while earning a bachelor’s degree and MBA. He stated that students need to know that there are many career paths one can take with a radiography degree.

LLCC’s two-year, associate degree radiography program prepares students for an occupation in the professional field of medical radiography (X-ray technology). Classes begin in June each year, with 100 percent job placement for graduates. More information is available at www.llcc.edu/radiography.
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