Keiser University Receives Donated Portable X-Ray Equipment from Baptist Hospital of Miami

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The Miami campus of Keiser University graciously accepts the donation of a portable x-ray machine from Baptist Health South Florida.

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Keiser University Radiology Students with donated portable x-ray machine

Prior to this donation the radiology lab only had stationary x-ray machines. A portable machine can be used to enrich the learning environment by allowing students to practice taking x-rays in emergency and operation room scenarios.

Keiser University’s Miami campus, located at 2101 NW 117th Avenue, has gratefully accepted the donation of portable x-ray equipment from Baptist Hospital of Miami / Baptist Health South Florida. The portable x-ray machine will be located in the Radiologic Technology (RT) laboratory on the second floor of the Miami campus.

Baptist Hospital has been a great partner to Keiser University by serving as a clinical site for allied health students, as well as being an active member on the Advisory Board at the Miami campus. Baptist Health has hired over 60 RT graduates and is instrumental in providing feedback on our graduates’ progression in their field. Therefore, when upgrading their equipment, they chose to make the donation to Keiser University as a result of the strong relationship forged over the years.

“Prior to this donation the radiology lab only had stationary x-ray machines. A portable machine can be used to enrich the learning environment by allowing students to practice taking x-rays in emergency and operation room scenarios,” stated Dr. Gary Markowitz, Keiser University Miami Campus President. “This type of equipment also allows the RT students to participate more fully in interdisciplinary exercises on the campus.”

The Radiologic Technology program, led by Elena Felipe-Valera RT(R), LCSW, began at the Miami campus in 2004 with the first graduates of the program in 2005. Currently, there are more than 60 students enrolled in the program where they will acquire the educational and clinical foundation to pursue entry level positions in their profession. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of RT, Felipe-Valera is able to enhance student experiences in the classroom with her own real-world experiences.

The Miami campus, with a population of 900 students, will celebrate 15 years in the Miami area in October 2016. Since 2001 the campus has had more than 3,300 graduates in programs such as Occupational Therapy Assistant, Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology, and Nursing.

About Keiser University
Keiser University, co-founded by Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor in 1977, is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 17 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

For additional information regarding Keiser University, go to http://www.keiseruniversity.edu

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