This week, November 5-10, we celebrate National Allied Health Week and National Radiologic Technology Week. This week-long celebration raises awareness of the important role of these professional colleagues.
Allied Health may be defined as those health professions that are distinct from medicine and nursing. In the U.S., there are about 8 million health care workers in over 100 allied health professional areas and representing about 60 percent of the health care workforce (excluding nursing, pharmacy, medicine, and dentistry). The recognition week is organized by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals. To learn more, please visit this link.
National Radiologic Technology Week calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety. The celebration takes place each year during the week that includes November 8 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on November 8, 1895. The American Society of Radiology Technologists established this annual celebration and this year's theme is "Powerful Together." To learn more, please visit this link.
Please join me in thanking all our allied health professionals and the faculty and team members of our wonderful radiology service department. Together, we achieve our purpose of helping people lead healthy lives because of you.