X-ray and Mammography Technologist celebrates working at SLVH for over 50 Years

X-ray and Mammography Technologist celebrates working at SLVH for over 50 Years

Linda Schmidt in her early years at the hospital.

Linda Schmidt in her early years at the hospital.

 

This year Linda Schmidt, an x-ray and mammography technologist who works PRN in the imaging department is celebrating working at SLV health for 50 years off and on throughout her lifetime. Linda started as nurse’s aide for Alamosa Community Hospital in 1962. 

This picture was taken from an article on the St. Francis School of Radiology Technology in 1965. Linda is pictured on the left.

This picture was taken from an article on the St. Francis School of Radiology Technology in 1965. Linda is pictured on the left.Then she attended St. Francis Hospital to start x-ray school before she was sent back to Alamosa Community Hospital to complete her training.

 

She graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Radiologic Technology on November 1, 1966 and started working at Alamosa Community hospital as an x-ray technologist. In 1970 she started doing mammography at Alamosa Community Hospital until she took a break in 1980 when her son was born. In 1999 she came back to work at SLV Health for another 10 years until she retired in 2009. One year later in 2010 she came back to SLV Health as a PRN Technologist and has been here ever since. In November of this year it will be 51 years in Radiology and 55 years including her time as a nurse’s aide.

In 1973 Linda graduated from St. Francis School of Radiology Technology and came back to work at the hospital.

In 1973 Linda graduated from St. Francis School of Radiology Technology and came back to work at the hospital.

 

Read a poem from Linda on her experience at SLVRMC