New radiation system

New radiation system


St. Elizabeth Health Center recently put into service its new Artis zee biplane system, an imaging system designed to have the lowest radiation dose while providing detailed, three-dimensional views of small blood vessels and soft tissue during angiography and neuroradiology procedures. The new equipment is ideal for stroke and aneurysm patients, said Susan Nespeca, director of radiology at St. Elizabeth.

Deadline extension


Sharon Regional Health System’s School of Radiography, 740 East State St., has extended its application deadline to Feb. 28 for the class that starts in August and graduates in July 2015. The school provides education for students in the Radiologic sciences to work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician offices, and other health care settings.

The school of radiography’s 24-month program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. It has a 10:1 student/educator ratio, hands-on clinical experience in progressive settings, a 100 percent national registry pass rate, and a 90 percent job-placement rate. The school is affiliated with Butler County Community College and Clarion University of Pennsylvania to offer programs leading to an associate degree or bachelor’s degree. For information, call 724-983-5603 or visit www.sharonregional./com/schoolradiography.htm to download an application.

Nominations for Acts of Courage Awards


The American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley is seeking nominations for its 2013 Acts of Courage Awards. To nominate a local hero who has helped save a life or to get a nomination form, call 330-392-2551. The deadline for nominations is April 30.

Nominees must live or be employed in Mahoning or Trumbull counties. The heroic event may have happened anywhere, but must have occurred between April 1, 2012, and April 1, 2013. Award recipients will be honored at a special dinner hosted by the Red Cross.

Gun Safety


In light of the shooting deaths of 26 children and educators in Newtown, Conn., and the approximately 20,000 children who are injured and 8,000 children die annually from gunshot wounds, Akron Children’s Hospital created a video podcast offering parents tips about gun safety.

In the video podcast, Lisa Pardi, registered nurse and injury-prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s, offers tips for parents who choose to keep firearms in their homes for sport, recreation or protection. She also encourages parents who do not own firearms to discuss their concerns about gun safety with their children and other parents whose homes their children may be visiting for play dates and sleepovers.

To watch, go to YouTube website and type in Gun Safety- Akron Children’s Hospital video.

Medical scholarships


The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, is offering multiple $2,500 scholarships to Pennsylvania residents attending an accredited Pennsylvania medical school full time as a second- or third-year student.

In addition to completing an application, candidates must submit two reference letters; verification of medical school enrollment on school letterhead; and an essay describing the applicant’s vision for the future of Pennsylvania medicine.

For an application, visit or call 717-558-7852

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28.

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