2018 ACMDTT Patient Care Award

About the 2018 ACMDTT Professional Excellence in Patient Care Award
Sponsored by MIC Medical Imaging

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence in direct patient care and outstanding abilities in the delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic services.  It recognizes those who foster a healthy culture of respect and integrity within healthcare, advocates for quality patient care, facilitates a safe working environment and inspires confidence and trust in patients.

About the 2018 ACMDTT Professional Excellence in Patient Care Award recipient – Rachel Andrews, MRT(R)

The 2018 recipient of the Professional Excellence in Patient Care Award could not be more deserving.

Ron Van Vliet, CEO of MIC Medical Imaging speaks of Rachel Andrews, MRT(R), the recipient of the 2018 Professional Excellence in Patient Care Award.

Rachel routinely goes out of her way to demonstrate excellence in direct patient care. She inspires confidence in her patients and their families, through her work at Alberta Children’s Hospital, by being confident in her skills and knowledge and by exuding a calm presence even when times are a little hectic.

Rachel Andrews, MRT(R) (centre) receives the 2018 ACMDTT Professional Excellence in Patient Care Award from Ron Van Vliet of MIC Medical Imaging (right) and ACMDTT President Kelly Sampson, MRT(T)

Her experience, knowledge and expertise comes to good use not only to troubleshoot and problem solve in difficult situations, but it fosters a healthy culture of respect and integrity by being able to calmly educate patients and other allied healthcare professionals on the role of technologists and how that related to the patients’ treatment and care.

But perhaps the best example of how this individual embodies excellence in patient care happened when a teenager came to the hospital under terrible circumstances without a parent or chaperone.  Our recipient took it upon herself to go to the gift shop and buy the patient some books to pass the time while in the hospital.  Her nominator feels “that this is not a first for Rachel, nor do I feel like it will be the last.  She goes above and beyond.”

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