Radiating Hope: Radiology Department Blog


Emily VanSwearingen and Josiah Honored with FY24 Q3 Radiology Family Recognition Award! 

Post Date: June 7, 2024
Emily VanSwearingen and Josiah Honored with FY24 Q3 Radiology Family Recognition Award! 

The Radiology Family Recognition Award  

Each month, through the patient experience survey, the Radiology department receives many comments from patients and families about the exceptional care they receive during their Radiology visit.  

The Radiology Family Recognition Award utilizes family feedback to spotlight those employees who best exemplify our Values: Making a Difference, Telling the Truth, Work as a Team, Respect Everyone. 

Emily VanSwearingen and Josiah (the facility dog) have received many positive survey comments over the past several months.                                     

Here are just a few: 

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About the author: Dianne Hater

Dianne Hater is our patient and family advocate. She comes to work every day with a smile on her face, with the primary goal of enhancing the radiology experience for patients and their families. Her initial responsibilities were focused around improving the waiting room experience, answering patient and family questions while they waited, providing information about hospital policies, and connecting families with financial and social assistance programs. She worked closely with the registration personnel, technologists, and patients when issues arose with respect to imaging instructions, other same-day appointments and imaging delays.

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About the editor: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.

About the editor: Meredith Towbin

Meredith Towbin is a freelance copy editor and writer. She has copyedited the Department of Radiology’s blog since it launched. She also works as a copy editor for the home improvement website BobVila.com. Her writing has been featured on HuffPost as well as other writing sites.