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President’s Message

The Illinois State Society of American Medical technologists had undergone a lot of changes. One of the biggest changed that has occurred is the change in officers including that of the president’s position. Two of our wonderful board members moved to other states. However we have a new batch of officers who are eager to work and lead the organization. I for one have assumed the role of the president of AMT Illinois last July 2018.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and I am a licensed Histotechnologist (ASCP). I am currently the supervisor of the Histology and Electron Microscopy departments of the Illinois Central Lab Advocate Aurora Health System. I have been working for the company for more than three years now. I am in charge of overseeing the departments with nine hospitals and thirty one direct reports. Prior to that, I was a Senior Tech at the University of Chicago Medical Center for nine years.

I have been a member of the AMT since 2004 and I joined the ILSSAMT last 2006. I was the State Treasurer for four months before I became ILSSAMT President. I have also been the Legislative Chair since 2008. I was introduced to ILSSAMT when I first attended the organization's continuing education last 2006. Since then, I have become an active member of the organization. I have been a delegate of the ILSSAMT for national conventions multiple times. As a delegate, I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of professionals who have shown me another side of the workforce. I have learned and grown as a person because of my involvement with AMT.

As president now of the ILSSAMT, I plan to continue the goals that have been set and the great work that has been started by previous officers. We plan to grow and share the knowledge in the field of Medical Technology and Medical Assistance to the young future professionals. We want to involve others and have them share in the experience of learning communities. It has been challenging learning and leading AMT Illinois. I am humbled and honored to be given this big responsibility. Amidst difficulties, I am overjoyed with the support of my colleagues. I am honored to work with them and I am privileged to be a part of such an incredible organization.

Finally to start off strong, I would like to invite all of you to join us in our next ILSSAMT Spring Continuing Education on May 24 at Malcolm X College and our National Convention on July 1 to 5, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL. It will again be a great learning opportunity. I hope to see you there.

Thank you.
Ron G Rodrigo, HTL(ASCP), MT(AMT)

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Our mission is to promote the National Standards for Allied Health Professionals within the State of Illinois, to provide opportunities to increase medical and technical knowledge for our members, and to support both National and State organizational goals.

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