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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Students poised to graduate from St. Francis School of Medical Technology

BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Five students are poised to graduate from the St. Francis School of Medical Technology.

Upon completion of the St. Francis program, the students also received undergraduate degrees from their respective schools. The 2009 graduates are:

Purdue University: Emily Fisher (BS medical technology; minor, forensics), Stephanie Simmons (BS medical technology), and Ted Such (BS medical technology).

Miami University (Ohio): Stephanie Herrmann (BS clinical laboratory science) and Chris Murrell (BS clinical laboratory science). Both of these students received undergraduate degrees in microbiology in 2008.

Graduation is set for 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 29, at the auditorium at St. Francis-Beech Grove.

The St. Francis School of Medical Technology is affiliated with several colleges and universities across the Midwest. The school, which is a division of the hospital’s clinical laboratory, was established in 1967 and is dedicated to preparing
professional medical technologists with the theoretical and practical training to serve as active members of the health care team in clinical laboratory science.

St. Francis’ Beech Grove campus houses many of the educational opportunities and services. The school’s facilities include a student laboratory that features lecture and audiovisual facilities and an adjoining library.

Medical technology involves conducting a wide range of laboratory tests for the detection, diagnosis, treatment and study of diseases. Medical technologists work closely with pathologists and other specialists to ensure the accuracy of diagnoses.

More information about the St. Francis School of Medical Technology is at