Friday, May 20, 2016
Jackie Zaun, Registered Technologist in Radiography and CAT Scan, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Registered Vascular Technologist has recently been appointed the Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Jackie has worked at NVRH as a Technologist for the past four years.
Zaun received her BS degree in Radiography from Champlain College in 2001; she is pursuing her Master of Business Management at the University of Phoenix in Arizona. She grew up in Sutton and attended Lyndon Institute.
She came to NVRH as a patient after a ski injury in high school, and it was at that moment that she decided to pursue radiology. After finishing college, she moved to Virginia for seven years, working for a for-profit imaging group, supervising three CT and PET CT locations. Zaun returned to the Northeast Kingdom in 2011. “I love this community,” she states simply.
Diagnostic Imaging at NVRH includes seven modalities: 3 dimensional mammography for all patients, x-ray, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, dexa-bone density, and a 128 slice CT scan.
Zaun’s entire professional career has been focused on radiology; her expertise includes knowledge of the most sophisticated technology available to healthcare professionals. She has worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT and Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre, VT. She is quick to point out that NVRH, as a critical access hospital is “way ahead of the game” technologically speaking.
Zaun is honored to be the new Director of the DI department, especially after having worked with her co-workers for the past four years. “I work with great people. I respect my colleagues for all that they bring individually to the department.”
The patient experience is very important to Zaun, and one of the beliefs she holds is that happy employees work collaboratively to help create an exceptional patient experience. She is a member of The Association for Medical Imaging Management and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
“We are very pleased that Jackie is the new Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Department. Her experience as both a technologist and as a manager are strong assets to the department as well as the hospital. With her genuine enthusiasm and expertise in her field, as well as her knowledge of the community and NVRH, she is a tremendous addition to the management group,” said Paul Bengtson, CEO.
Zaun, her husband Will, daughter Natalie and step-daughter Colby enjoy spending time together, especially anything outdoors.