The Miami campus of Keiser University, located at 2101 NW 117th Avenue, has gratefully accepted the donation of portable x-ray equipment from Baptist Hospital of Miami / Baptist Health South Florida.  The portable x-ray machine will be located in the Radiologic Technology (RT) laboratory on the second floor of the Miami campus.

Baptist Hospital has been a great partner to Keiser University by serving as a clinical site for allied health students, as well as being an active member on the Advisory Board at the Miami campus. Baptist Health has hired over 60 RT graduates and is instrumental in providing feedback on our graduates’ progression in their field.  Therefore, when upgrading their equipment, they chose to make the donation to Keiser University as a result of the strong relationship forged over the years.

“Prior to this donation the radiology lab only had stationary x-ray machines.  A portable machine can be used to enrich the learning environment by allowing students to practice taking x-rays in emergency and operation room scenarios,” stated Dr. Gary Markowitz, Campus President.  “This type of equipment also allows the RT students to participate more fully in interdisciplinary exercises on the campus.”

The Radiologic Technology program, led by Elena Felipe-Valera RT(R), LCSW, began at the Miami campus in 2004 with the first graduates of the program in 2005.  Currently, there are more than 60 students enrolled in the program where they will acquire the educational and clinical foundation to pursue entry level positions in their profession.  With more than 30 years of experience in the field of RT, Felipe-Valera is able to enhance student experiences in the classroom with her own real-world experiences.

The Miami campus, with a population of 900 students, will celebrate 15 years in the Miami area in October 2016.  Since 2001 the campus has had more than 3,300 graduates in programs such as Occupational Therapy Assistant, Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology, and Nursing.