My name is Fallon Cook and I’ve worked in the Radiology Department at Cincinnati Children’s for the past eleven years. My job description has changed over time, but currently I’am a reading room assistant. This means I assist the radiologists with calling stat reports, obtain outside reports and films for our doctors to interpret, register outpatients for ultrasound, MRI, CT, and place x-ray orders for outpatients.
Having been raised in Cincinnati, I was seen at Children’s when I was just 17 years old and diagnosed with a condition called endometriosis. I have had quite a few surgeries for it. The nurses and doctors were so amazing and I just knew that I wanted to work there when I grew up. I loved the way the staff made me feel. I was always treated with care, respect, and love. It is the way that I hope I make patients feel now.
My favorite singer is Beyonce and my favorite show is The Walking Dead. In my spare time, I love to read, travel, and binge watch shows on Netflix. For the past couple of years, I have been a part-time student at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Campus for Radiology Technology. It is going to take me quite a while to finish, but in the end, it will be worth it. I live at home with my elderly mother, who is my hero and my best friend. She was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and overcame it by the grace of God. Everything that I am is because of my mother and I don’t know where I would be without her.
I absolutely love working at Cincinnati Children’s. I love interacting with patients, families, and working with the radiologists in the reading room.