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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Students poised to graduate from St. Francis Health lab science program

INDIANAPOLIS – Six students are poised to graduate from the Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science Program.

The 2013 graduates and specialty field majors are:

Alex Beuhler, University of Southern Indiana (BS in biology, 2012). Parents are Bryan and Darla Beuhler of Odon, Ind.

Hannah Cox, University of Indianapolis (BS in medical technology, 2013). Parents are Mark and Lynette Cox of Darlington, Ind.

Tayla Graff, Franklin College (BS in biology, 2012). Parents are Troy and Sandy Fields, of Owensburg, Ind.

Ashley McEldowney, Ball State University (BS in medical technology, 2013).  Parents are Kim McEldowney-Hershey and John Hershey, and the late Scott McEldowney, all of Greenville, Ohio.

Rachel Siekemeyer, Miami University (BA-microbiology, 2012, BS medical laboratory science, 2013). Parents are Richard and Irene Siekemeyer of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hanna Whetstine, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (BS in biology, 2006), Parents are the late Butch and Sandy Whetstine of Columbus, Ind.

Graduation is 1 p.m., Friday, May 31, in the Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis auditorium.

The Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science Program (formerly known as the St. Francis School of Medical Technology) is affiliated with several colleges and universities across the Midwest.

The program, 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 340 students have graduated from the program since its inception.
Medical technology involves conducting a wide range of laboratory tests for the detection, diagnosis, treatment and study of diseases. Clinical laboratory scientists work closely with pathologists and other specialists to ensure the accuracy of diagnoses.

More information about the Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science Program is at s at