LANCASTER – Palmdale Regional Medical Center has donated a portable X-ray machine to Antelope Valley College for use in the on-campus Radiologic Technology lab.
This machine is typical of those used in a hospital’s emergency room, intensive care unit, coronary care unit and neonatal intensive care unit. Images are produced immediately and can be transmitted wirelessly via an Internet connection.
Brad Taylor, Director of Radiology for Palmdale Regional Medical Center, was instrumental in getting the equipment to AVC.
“I was invited to the advisory board meeting where I heard from the instructors of the lack of portable x-ray equipment at the AVC program. As this school is the only radiologic technology school in the Antelope Valley, I felt it was an opportunity to give back and ensure that we continue to have a supply of trained radiology professionals to staff our medical facilities here,” Taylor stated.
Simulating a real-life work environment in the AVC lab provides students hands-on learning opportunities, better preparing them for the rigors of a career in radiology, AVC officials said.
“Developing highly competent health care providers requires access to the best tools available in the profession. This donation is a direct result of AVC’s continued partnership with local hospitals and health care providers,” stated Dr. Karen Cowell, AVC’s Dean of Career Technical Education.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center is a 157 licensed bed, acute care hospital, which provides the Antelope Valley and outlying communities with services such as cardiology (STEMI certified), orthopedics, oncology, bariatrics, physical rehabilitation, wound care, minimally-invasive surgery including robotic surgery, emergency services, neurosurgery, plastic surgery and pain management. Visit www.palmdaleregional.com for more information.
Antelope Valley College serves more than 17,000 students annually with associate degree programs, career training and basic skills education. Visit www.avc.edu for more information.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley College.]