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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Students poised for careers after graduating from medical tech program

Back row, left to right:  Kristen Daniel, Avery Davis, Grant Noakes, Caitlin Finelli
Front row, left to right:  Eden Shewman,  Erika Freese

INDIANAPOLIS – Six students recently graduated from the Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science Program.
The 2014 graduates and specialty field majors are:
Kristen Daniel, University of St. Francis (BA, biology 2012). Parents, Rolf and Aimee Daniel, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Avery Davis, Indiana University (BS, microbiology 2013). Parents, Jan and Alan Garcia; Scott and Christina Davis, Indianapolis.
Caitlin Finelli, Miami University (BA, microbiology 2013; BS medical laboratory science 2014). Parents, Daniel and Kathleen Finelli, Solon, Ohio.
Erika Freese, Franklin College (BA, biology 2014), Parents, Scott and Susan Taylor, Greenwood, Ind.
Grant Noakes, Manchester University (BA, medical technology 2014). Parents, Lori and Mike Williams; Thomas Noakes, LaPorte, Ind.
Eden Shewman, University of Indianapolis (BS, medical technology 2014). Parents, Dwight and Penny Shewman, Mentone, Ind.
The Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science 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.
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 than 345 students have graduated from the program since its inception.