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$75,000 CHEFA Grant Enhances New Radiologic Technology Laboratory

Alumna of the Radiologic Technology Program joined in a ribbon cutting for a new lab at Capital, including the administrative director and managers of Medical Imagining at ECHN hospitals. From left:  Samantha Bourbeau, Agnieszka Dziiubinski, Jillian Menzel with Program Coordinator Paul Creech and Christina Gallignano.

A newly renovated Radiologic Technology Laboratory opened in the fall semester for students enrolled in the nationally accredited health professions program at Capital Community College. The new lab was made posssible by a $75,000 grant from the Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority (CHEFA).

Capital CEO Duncan Harris, acknowledging support from CHEFA’s 2019 Client Grant Program, welcomed faculty, alumni, staff and students on September 23rd when the ribbon was officially cut at the newly equipped facility. The CHEFA grant paved the way for a fully equipped core radiographic room that simulates the x-ray and radiographic labs in hospitals and clinical settings.

Acquisitions include an elevating table, floor mounted tube supports, high voltage cables, x-ray grid, PC and software simulating an integrated DR system. Last summer the College refurbished a lab room to accommodate the new equipment on the 8th floor where nursing and health professions programs are based.

Alumna Agnieszka Dziubinski, an ECHN Medical Imaging Manager, praised CCC students who come to Manchester and Rockville Hospitals for their clinicals as “compassionate and professional.” She said “it’s great to see how well this program is preparing and educating students before their first clinicals.”

Professor Paul Creech, MPH, Esq., who has coordinated Rad Tech studies since their inception at Capital in 1992, introduced alumna working at health care institutions that are a part of the College’s extensive network of clinical sites in central Connecticut.

Radiologic technology is a major component of associate degree and certificate granting programs in the health professions (nursing, medical assisting, paramedic) at Capital with high rates of completion and career employment.

Established in 2002, the CHEFA Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations that provide essential health, educational, cultural, and childcare services to the residents of Connecticut. More than $30 million has been distributed to Connecticut nonprofit organizations. CHEFA is the authority that manages tax-exempt bond financing and childcare loan programs.