The Radiology Department honored one of its own for 39 years of loyal service at Cincinnati Children’s. Rose Martin celebrated her retirement with friends, family and co-workers. Dr. Alex Towbin recapped her time in the department during her retirement celebration.
Rose started her career at the hospital in 1976 as a technologist. She was later promoted to Lead Technologist and to Chief Technologist. She was responsible for hiring the majority of the department’s senior technologists.
Around 2005, Rose took charge of the file room, which is a depository of all of our patient records. It provides economical storage and convenient access to images from multiple modalities. There she helped with image management, including all outside films and CDs (containing medical images) coming in. Between 30,000 and 40,000 studies a year were imported in the file room, and a good majority of those were handled by Rose. Now we have a team of people doing what Rose does.
In 2009 Rose formally moved to the Radiology Informatics Team. The Informatics division of Radiology is comparable to today’s IT department. There she helped with EPIC training (a healthcare software centered on support functions related to patient care, including registration and scheduling), design workflow, and trained fellows and residents on how to research and use the dictation system.
When her colleagues were asked to describe Rose in one word, they replied with responsible, reliable, efficient and the go-to person in the department.
“Rose has survived five Radiologists-in-Chiefs and is always positive and always smiling,” said Dr. Brian Coley, Radiology Director. The number of people wishing her goodbyes and best wishes is a testament to her career here at Cincinnati Children’s.