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Thursday, April 28, 2011

St. Francis Health medical technology students poised for graduation, careers

BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Five students are poised to graduate from the Franciscan St. Francis Health School of medical Technology.
Upon completion of the program, the students also are expected, or already have, received bachelor degrees from their respective schools. The 2011 graduates and field majors are:
Shannon Deal, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She earned her degree in biology in 2010.
Amanda Didier, Indiana State University, majoring in medical technology (2011).
Annie Girdler, University of Indianapolis, majoring in medical technology (2011).
Daniel Shay Jones, Franklin College, earned his degree in biology in 2010.
Alison Simerlein, University of Miami (Ohio), majoring in microbiology and clinical laboratory science (2011).
Graduation is set for 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 20, 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.
More than 330 students have graduated from the program since its inception.
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.
The incoming 2011-12 class will graduate under a new name – the Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science Program. In March 2012, their training will switch to St. Francis’ Indianapolis campus on the city’s south side.
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 Franciscan St. Francis Health School of Medical Technology is at