United Hospital Center Diagnostic Medical Sonography program held a graduate reception on Friday, December 9, in honor of the 2016 graduates. Diplomas were presented to Katelyn Duncan, B.S., R.T. (R) and Meredith Bunner, A.A.S., R.T.(R) by Rosemary Trupo, MBA, RT, RDMS, Education Coordinator, and Sam Maynard, RT, RDMS, RDCS, Clinical Instructor, following completion of the eighteen-month training program.
Duncan graduated from Graton High School, United Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology and completed a Baccalaureate Degree in Radiologic Technology from Alderson Broaddus University. She is the daughter of James and Tracy Duncan of Grafton and will be employed by Davis Health System in Elkins.
Bunner, the daughter of Pam and Ron Martin, is married to Cody Bunner, all of Fairmont. She is a graduate of East Fairmont High School, the West Virginia University Hospital Radiologic Technology Program and received an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Pierpont Community and Technical College.
Both graduates are employed as OPT radiographers and sonographers by UHC. In addition, both have passed the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Examination administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, which is a prerequisite to obtaining sonography credentials.
To satisfy the demand for diagnostic medical sonographers, both regionally and nationally, United Hospital Center Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program was opened in July of 2000. The program is designed as an advanced discipline of study for graduates of accredited educational programs in Radiologic Technology. United Hospital Center Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited in General and Vascular Sonography by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and offers comprehensive, hospital-based sonography education in OB/GYN, Abdomen and Vascular Sonography.