Darla Ludolph of Williamsville, IL has been named the October Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Ludolph works as a radiologic technologist in the ALMH Radiology Department. She has worked for ALMH for over 39 years.
Ludolph grew up in a military family and was born at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Growing up, she lived in 10 states, including Hawaii, and the Philippines. 1974 was a momentous year for Ludolph. After graduating from St. Francis School of Radiologic Technology in Peoria, she took her first position at ALMH and was also married to Rich Ludolph. Her marriage and career are both going strong after 39 years.
Ludolph has worked in all areas of radiology and served as the department manager for nine years. Ludolph is registered in mammography and has been performing the screenings full-time since ALMH moved to its new building in March 2011.
“ALMH has always been like a family to me. I work with great friends. And most importantly, I work with state-of-the-art equipment which allows me to perform excellent exams for my mammography patients,” said Ludolph.
Ludolph was nominated for the honor by an ALMH mammography patient who said, “From the time she greets me with a smile in the lobby until the time we say goodbye, Darla makes the mammogram an experience I no longer dread. She is caring, yet professional, and I appreciate her explanation of the x-rays in a manner I can understand. To sum it up, she is a jewel.”
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. ALMH employs over 315 in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH, including digital mammography, visit ALMH.org.