Paducah Hospitals Donate High Performance Sonography Equipment to College
Lourdes and Western Baptist Hospital have donated a vascular sonography unit to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The hospitals were thanked for their contribution by college officials during a meeting Tuesday, May 12.
The WKCTC Diagnostic Medical Sonography program was the first sonography program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky when it was established in 1988. The two-year career program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in diagnostic ultrasound.
The donation of the $12,000 HP 4500 vascular system provides the necessary equipment for laboratory practice of vascular sonography and will prepare WKCTC students for clinical education and employment, college officials said.
Both hospitals continue to provide generous support to the colleges allied health programs. In addition to this donation, the hospitals provide annual funding to staff additional nursing faculty. Western Baptist and Lourdes provide valuable resources to the college, said Dr. Barbara Veazey, president of WKCTC. Gifts of needed equipment and annual funding empower us to make meaningful changes and improvements to our programs that impact the well being of our community.