Contribution provides funding for continuing education.
Englewood, CO (Vocus) October 20, 2009 -- Aaron K. Sarff is one of 10 radiologic technologists to receive a recent $1,500 scholarship to continue healthcare training, and it could not have come at a better time.
His newborn son just underwent major heart surgery.
"While the scholarship won't cover all of the remaining cost of my program, it covers enough to help me sleep at night and lets me focus on taking care of my family," Sarff said.
HEALTHeCAREERS Network pledged the same amount last year to provide radiologic technologists with funds to complete an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree, as well as additional certification in medical imaging, radiation therapy or medical dosimetry.
The monetary awards are administered through the ASRT Education and Research Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and also funded by other corporate sponsors such as the Healthcare Providers Service Organization.
"HEALTHeCAREERS Network is proud to renew its support of educational initiatives provided by the philanthropic arm of the largest radiologic science organization in the world," said Jennifer Arocha, the Network's director of association and partner marketing. "These critical scholarships will ensure radiologic technologists stay current in their field throughout changes in healthcare technology and medical standards."
New $1,500 scholarships will be awarded early next year.
"The Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to help more than 350 men and women enter or advance their careers in medical imaging and radiation therapy," said Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, the ASRT foundation's chief executive office. "We are proud to have HEALTHeCAREERS support our mission."
About HEALTHeCAREERS Network (healthecareers.com)
HEALTHeCAREERS Network specializes in online recruitment, advertising and career solutions for the healthcare industry. Through its Network of Web sites, including MedHunters, more than 120 career centers of professional associations, and other distribution partners, HEALTHeCAREERS makes it easy for employers to recruit and retain qualified candidates and for job seekers to find the right positions.
HEALTHeCAREERS Network is an onTargetjobs, Inc., company.
About the ASRT Education and Research Foundation (asrtfoundation.org)
As the philanthropic arm of the ASRT, the mission of the ASRT Education and Research Foundation is to fund radiologic students and professionals engaged in education and research to promote the highest quality patient care.
About the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (asrt.org)
ASRT represents more than 132,000 members who perform medical diagnostic imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. The Society is the largest radiologic science association in the world. Its mission is to provide radiologic technologists with the knowledge, resources and support they need to improve patient care.
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