Johnson College’s Biomedical Equipment Technology now has a new $25,000 ultrasound machine thanks to the help from an alumnus.
Stuart Latimer is the President of Trisonics near Harrisburg, that sells and services ultrasound medical devices. Latimer graduated from Johnson College in 1986 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Now Latimer is back on campus on behalf of his company to give back to his alma mater and the Biomedical Equipment Technology Program. Trisonics donated a Sequoia 512 ultrasound machine valued at $25,000 to Johnson College. Latimer explains, “This machine is used by hospitals today for a wide variety of studies including the abdomen, the vascular system, cardiac patients, and OB/GYN offices. Now that Johnson College has their own machine, students can explore Ultrasound Technology from a clinical perspective.”
This is not the only ultrasound machine Johnson College has in its Biomedical Program, and as Doug Hampton the College’s Biomedical Equipment Instructor explains, it enhances the program. “We teach the maintenance and repair on a variety of machines differing in ages. You never know what machine a student may find in many rural medical clinics. However, this ultrasound machine is the latest and greatest.”
Latimer gave a presentation to the current students about ultrasound diagnostics and loved seeing how things have changed in the past two decades since his graduation. “It was certainly a pleasure to be back on campus, and I was impressed with the growth.”