The Avera Queen of Peace Foundation recently presented a check for $13,948 to the Radiologic Technology department at Mitchell Technical Institute. The donation was a grant from the United Methodist Healthcare Association of Greater Mitchell, Inc. and the Avera Queen of Peace Foundation, which has managed the grant since 1997.
Two items were purchased with the funds. A multimedia training program for clinical instructors produced by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists will equip staff members at various clinical sites to better assist students with their educational requirements. The second item is a vehicle that will allow faculty to make clinical site visits easier. Students spend nearly 12 months at clinical sites and MTI faculty members typically visit sites three or four times a week.
Director of the MTI Radiologic Technology program, Eric Schaffer, expressed gratitude for the donation. "The training program will
provide our clinical instructors with the opportunity to enhance their teaching abilities and will help them to be better teachers at the
clinical site. A vehicle dedicated to the program will allow a great deal more freedom and flexibility with our clinical visits. Allowing us
to regularly be on site will definitely be advantageous to our clinical instructors and students."
MTI took over the Radiologic Technology program from Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in 2000. The United Methodist Healthcare Association of Greater Mitchell, Inc. is the philanthropic division of the former Methodist Hospital in Mitchell.