National Radiologic Technology Week

November 4, 2016

National Radiologic Technology Week is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of Radiologic Technicians across the nation. The celebration takes place each year during the week of Nov. 6 thru 12, which celebrates the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.

The week-long celebration and appreciation calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety. Radiographers make it possible to produce clear and accurate images of the body that allow physicians to diagnose and treat medical conditions that otherwise could potentially be unnoticed. Haywood Regional proudly employees over 50 registered technologists all of whom have a college level degree, licensures, on-going training, and expertise.

“I want to recognize and thank each member of the imaging department. It is an honor to be part of this team who works together to provide exceptional care.  Their dedication, knowledge, and compassion is seen every day with each patient they care for,” said Ann Ottum, Director of Radiology.

Haywood Regional Medical Center would like to recognize and thank our valued radiologic technologists. For more information call 828.452.8150 or visit

Haywood Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality care possible, along with the expertise and leading edge technology you expect at larger hospitals, all conveniently close to home. We are supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge, and experience in operating community hospitals.