Three Texas Health Plano Employees Named ‘Top 25 Rad Tech’ Winners|
PLANO, Texas — Three Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano employees have been recognized as Top 25 Radiologic Technologists in North Texas. Janet Benton, Anthony B. Salas and Pablo Hernandez are being recognized for their outstanding work inside and outside the hospital by the North Texas Radiologic Technologist Society (NTRTS). They are among a select group of radiologic technologists to be named to the NTRTS’ Top 25 list.
Janet Benton (left), Anthony B. Salas (center) and Pablo Hernandez
“It is an honor to have three of our technologists nominated for this award,” said Josh Floren, vice president of professional and support services at Texas Health Plano. “Janet, Pablo and Anthony are integral members of the Texas Health Plano team and are exceptional examples of the high quality and compassionate care patients receive at our hospital. We could not be more proud of them.”
To be considered for the award, candidates had to exceed in the following categories:
- Overall job performance
- Special efforts
- Special recognition
- Community, civic and professional involvement
Benton, R.T. (R), (CT), has served as a certified radiographer and computed tomography (CT) technologist at Texas Health Plano since 2007. This is her second time being recognized as a Top 25 Radiologic Technologist by the NTRTS. Benton also teaches computed tomography at Brookhaven College, where she earned her associate of applied science in radiological science. She is actively involved with the children’s ministry at her church and recently went on a mission trip to Israel.
“I was nominated by someone I work with all the time, and it was a big surprise,” Benton said. “It is always nice to be recognized for the work that you do.”
Salas, R.T. (R) has worked as a radiographer in the diagnostic imaging department at Texas Health Plano for five years. He is a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Radiologic Technologist School in 2005. He is involved in numerous charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and Toys for Tots.
“I was proud when I found out I was nominated for the award, because I always strive to give patients the best level of care,” Salas said. “I treat all my patients as if they were my own family.”
Hernandez, ARRT, R.T. (R), (CT) joined Texas Health Plano two years ago and is a registered radiologic and CT technologist. He graduated from Miami Dade College in 2005 and has traveled and worked across the United States. In his spare time, Hernandez enjoys volunteering, practicing Bujinkan, a form of Japanese martial arts, and spending time with his wife and five year old son.
“I was quite surprised to be recognized,” Hernandez said. “I am honored to receive the award.”
A special awards luncheon for the Top 25 North Texas Radiologic Technologists was held on Nov. 9 at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas.
Texas Health Plano offers a wide range of diagnostic imaging services. In addition to X-Ray, MRI and low-dose CT scans, the hospital offers scans that can determine problems in your joints, urinary tract, gastrointestinal system, spine, breast and bowels. The hospital also offers advanced imaging services including breast ultrasound, breast MRI, stereotactic breast biopsy and 3-D mammography at the Sue A. de Mille Women’s Diagnostic Center, and pediatric services at Plano Pediatric Imaging Center.
For more information on the imaging services available at Texas Health Plano, visit TexasHealth.org/PlanoImaging.
About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,300 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.
Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.