Two students in cardiology technology training programs at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn., have been recognized with national awards.
Natanael Flecha, RCIS, of Southbridge Massachusetts and Meghan Wilson, RCS, of Torrington Connecticut, both 2015 graduates of The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut School of Cardiovascular Technology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, are two of four students in the country to receive the inaugural national Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Aaron S. White Examination Scholarship.
The spirit of the scholarship is to recognize outstanding students enrolled in cardiovascular technology programs by waving their exam fees for their national credentialing exam. This new award is open to all students enrolled in a programmatically accredited program. Flecha was chosen as the top student in the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology category and Wilson was chosen as the top student in the Cardiac Sonography category.
“These awards reflect the entire team at The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute who have supported our programs and have been dedicated to the students’ success,” said Jeffrey C. Hill, BS, ACS, FASE, Co-Director of The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut School of Cardiovascular Technology.
Flecha is currently employed at Bay State Medical Center in Massachusetts and Wilson at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, School of Cardiovascular Technology offers a variety of educational programs including Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound and Invasive Cardiovascular Technology. In addition, a first-of-its-kind in New England Electrophysiology Technology program is scheduled to launch in early 2016.
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