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Ultrasound Celebrates Lori Muench

Post Date: September 16, 2019
Ultrasound Celebrates Lori Muench

On September 13, we celebrated a momentous occasion in Radiology: the 37th year that our very own ultrasound technologist, Lori Muench, had been a Cincinnati Children’s employee.  While it’s not rare for many Cincinnati Children’s employees to be long-term staff with decades of experience, this will be Lori’s last employee anniversary.  She will be retiring on November 1, 2019. 

Featured Photo: (Above) Lori Muench, second row from the bottom and second from the left, with her ultrasound co-workers

Photo: Lori Muench

Lori started her career at Cincinnati Children’s on September 13, 1982, as a radiography technologist. She began cross-training in ultrasound in 1988 as the fourth technologist on staff. Two years later, she earned her certification as a diagnostic medical sonographer. She has seen the hospital, as well as the department, go through numerous changes and grow.  The ultrasound staff alone has grown from a team of when when Lori started to over 40 employees.

You may have seen Lori at Outpatient Anderson, Outpatient Kentucky, or at the Burnet campus. If you have been fortunate enough to be one of Lori’s patients over the past 37 years, count yourself lucky.  Her experience and skill level is abundant, and she has been involved with training multiple technologists through the years. Lori will definitely be missed, but we are excited for her to begin the next chapter of her life (enjoying time with her husband and visiting her three daughters – and in time future grandchildren – hint, hint girls).  Congratulations on a full career; we will miss your smiling face and your fun-loving personality!

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About the author: Paula Bennett

Paula has been a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer at Cincinnati Children’s since 2003. She moved to Cincinnati after serving in the U.S. Army for six years as a Radiology Specialist and Sonographer. She has worked at several of the outpatient locations as well as the main campus. Paula enjoys working in pediatrics and takes pride in being part of one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation. She lives in Loveland, OH with her husband and three sons.

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.

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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.