By Erin Register
Originally from Laurel, Delaware, Taylor Heron, RT(R)(CT)(MR) has been in the imaging field for about five years. She began working for an imaging company in scheduling, then moved up to insurance, then to a tech aide.
“I enjoyed being a tech aide, so I decided I would probably really enjoy being a tech,” said Heron. “I absolutely love my career and am so glad I decided to go that route.”
Heron was nominated by Advanced Imaging Administrator Josh Laberee.
“In the three years she has been with me, she has gone from being an RT doing only X-rays to being fully licensed in CT and MRI,” noted Laberee. “She was born to do what she is doing, taking care of every patient like family. Her constant positivity is infectious, while her attention to detail on her exams and image quality is superb.”
ICE learned more about this Rising Star in a question-and-answer interview.
Q: Why did you choose to get into this field?
A: I always wanted to do something in the medical field, and after being a tech aide and seeing what all the technicians did, I really wanted to become that person.
Q: What do you like most about your position?
A: I like meeting so many different people.
Q: What interests you the most about the imaging field?
A: I love how every modality is so different.
Q: What has been your greatest accomplishment in your field thus far?
A: The MRI registry was a very hard exam, I am still proud of passing that!
Q: What goals do you have for yourself in the next 5 years?
A: I’d like to continue to move up the ladder, so I’m looking into getting my bachelor’s degree now. Ultimately, I’d like to be in an administrative-type position.