American National University

Cardiology Office Partners with Campus

The Fort Wayne Campus recently presented their Distinguished Community Employer award to Allen County Cardiology.  This downtown Fort Wayne office has hired a medical assistant in the past, and has also supervised medical billing and coding, and health information management externships.

Tonya Ashford, office manager, talked about hiring practices and having students fit into the office culture.  “If students want me to hire them, they have to show me they are worthy of getting the job,” said Ms. Ashford.  “Students in health care, whether it is working with patients or in the business office, have to project professionalism and have to be prepared to work hard.”  Her other advice for students is to find a mentor to work with them in finding their strengths and weakness in a career choice.

Ryan Kiel, nuclear physiologist at the office said, “American National University students come prepared with hands-on patient skills and needed knowledge of cardiology medication names and performing blood pressures and EKG’s”.

Kathy Heibel, Director of HIM, Fort Wayne, Ryan Keil, Allen County Cardiology (Holding award) and Greg Kaminski, Career Center Director.




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