Some of the CARES Award-winning members of the Nuclear Medicine team at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre are Leane Young, director of Diagnostic Imaging; Taylor Kentel; Susan Gessleman; Ryan Campbell; Brittany Wilton; Dr. Jason Prevost of Diagnostic Radiology; Brittnee Young; and Peter Froese, senior operating officer of Diagnostic Imaging. (Contributed)

Some of the CARES Award-winning members of the Nuclear Medicine team at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre are Leane Young, director of Diagnostic Imaging; Taylor Kentel; Susan Gessleman; Ryan Campbell; Brittany Wilton; Dr. Jason Prevost of Diagnostic Radiology; Brittnee Young; and Peter Froese, senior operating officer of Diagnostic Imaging. (Contributed)

Red Deer hospital workers recognized by Alberta Health Services

Nuclear Medicine team gets award

The Nuclear Medicine team at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre received an Alberta Health Services CARES award in recognition of their kindness to patients and support for one another.

“My team has had such positive attitudes through the pandemic. They always have compassion and time for patients — and a smile under the mask,” said Brittany Wilton, Nuclear Medicine supervisor, in a statement.

Nuclear Medicine is a method of diagnostic imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to examine the function of organ systems and diagnose issues.

“I have consistently received glowing feedback from patients who have described our staff as welcoming, kind and thoughtful. They also take care of one another, going above and beyond to do mental health check-ins and reach out on a personal level. The morale and support they provide to each other is astounding.”

As the pandemic introduced new priorities and pressures, staff also responded by helping other teams with CT scans and other diagnostic imaging needs within their scope of practice, and helped with PPE coaching and infection-control standards.

In addition to Wilton, the team includes: Carla Domonkos, Liza Grechko, Ryan Campbell, Taylor Kentel, Brookelynn Louma, Brittnee Young, Susan Gessleman, Melanie Wiley, Lynne Entz, Chelsey Sumbang and Renee Harder.

Leane Young, director of Diagnostic Imaging, appreciated the opportunity to praise her team through the CARES award.

“There are so many examples of good work being done. Our entire DI department has been through so much throughout the pandemic. It’s imperative for people to know that what they do every day is important — to their coworkers, to our department and especially to their patients,” Young said.



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