Testimonials

Read why employees enjoy working within the Pediatric Radiology Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and view the list of modalities that are available.

Administration and Support Services

Terry Green

Patient Information Coordinator
11 years of experience

“I like working here and I think it’s a great place to work. Our management really creates this kind of environment. I like the open communication and working with the kids. A big misunderstanding about working here is that all of the children are sick. That’s not true. The kids are great and a lot of fun.”

Lakesha Crawley

Surgery Scheduler
9 years of experience

“I feel like I have the support from all levels of leadership. Here, everyone is laid back and it really feels like a team. There’s something about seeing those kids. It’s nice to know that I had a part in their care.”

Computed Tomography (CT)

Eric S. Ludwick, AS, R.T.(R) (CT) (ARRT)

CT/3D Lead Radiographer, Tech II
CT/MRI - 3D Advanced Diagnostic Radiographer
CT/MRI CCAC Educator
25 years experience

“Not everyone is lucky enough to work in a magical world where CT scanners are adventures that include pirate ships, submarines or camping under the stars. With the patient, families and their caregivers we can all go on wonderful adventures together. Children's Hospital is full of people who are doing all that they can to make each visit remarkable for all involved. Children are so resilient and amazing, and we do our best at each moment to let them do what they do best… be a kid. Every day is an amazing adventure, and this is why I enjoy working at Children’s. It is my pleasure to make every day for all involved a great experience!”

Conventional Radiology (X-Ray)

Nicole Iwanonkiw

Radiologic Technologist II

“I have been a tech here for over 5 years now and I can say I am truly blessed to have this job. Not only do I have the support from my lead and supervisor, but I have a wonderful team of coworkers as well. We all shine in different areas and all have our own strengths, and together we make a wonderful team. I love the support that I receive as well from the radiologists and the knowledge I have gained from them. I love the feeling I get when I see how proud a scared patient is when they make it through a more difficult exam, and knowing that I played a part in their success is a great feeling. I love waking up in the morning to come to a job that I feel appreciated at, and one where I am always learning something new. I wouldn't trade it for the world.”

Interventional Radiology (IR)

Nicole Diecks, RT (R)

Lead Technologist Interventional Radiology
14 years of experience

“I love working in IR because no two days are the same. We are doing cutting edge procedures and are lucky to work with state of the art equipment. I feel the work we do every day makes a difference in people's lives. I work with a great group of people who support each other. I know when I go home that I truly did something meaningful and important.”

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Denny Willaman

MRI Clinical Specialist
23 years of experience

“I wanted to work for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh because it was very progressive, even three years ago when I interviewed. We do things here that aren’t done across the country. The institution presents a competitive salary and we are treated well. Employees have a lot of perks to take advantage of. We are looking forward to new technologies for the new hospital including a neuroscience lab and interoperative MRI technology. I want our MRI department to be the best.”

Nuclear Medicine (Molecular Imaging)

Michael Czachowski

Supervisor
30 years of experience

After interviewing I really had a desire to become part of the team here at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. My time here has exceeded my expectations from the good impression that I received on my interview. I enjoy interacting with children and doing my part to provide excellent care.”

Radiology IT & Diagnostics

Tom Sutcavage

Senior Systems Analyst
25 years of experience

“When coming to radiology, you receive specialized training. There are a lot of different processes for imaging kids. Being a specialized hospital, you may think that we are overlooked when it comes to receiving the top technology, but in reality we have some of the most cutting edge technology that is available today, like our 64-slice CT scanner.”

“In the new hospital all diagnostic rooms will use DR (Direct/Digital Radiography) technology.  We are totally filmless now. We are using the Vocera communication system that allows for wireless voice communication throughout the department.”

Radiology Nursing

Diane Cancilla MSN, RN

Unit Director
29 years experience

“I was at another hospital and the impact I could have there no longer felt challenging or patient centric. I decided to apply for the position I hold here in 2011. I was immediately impressed by the importance placed on my interview and then I was offered the position on my Birthday. I admit that the transition was hard the first few months.. I placed a lot of pressure on myself to be able to perform to my own standards right away. However, I learned that I needed to absorb what I was learning and to let people teach me. So fast forward to now, this is the greatest job I have ever had. I believe in the values of CHP and the work that we do makes me so proud. This department is awesome and full of great team members.”

Helen Bradley RT (R) (VI) ARRT

Lead Diagnostic Radiology Technologist

“I consider it a privilege and an honor to work at Children’s Hospital. The courage and strength we see exhibited everyday by our pediatric patients and their families is truly awe-inspiring. Working alongside world class radiologists, we help to assist children on their journey of discovery and healing. As a profession what more could you ask for? I come to a job that I love every day.”

Ultrasonography

Richard Faix

Ultrasound Technologist II
25 years of experience

“We have cutting-edge technology here. I really enjoy what I do. I like working with the kids. Our director is very good-hearted and business-savvy, and the department manager is very fair.”