Ludolph works as a radiologic technologist at ALMH. Her caring and
professional approach is what caught the attention of her nominator
and the co-workers who gave her the honor.
"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," said the
patient who nominated her for the recognition. "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,"
Ludolph was born at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
Growing up in a military family, she lived in 10 states, including
Hawaii, and in the Philippines. 1974 was a momentous year for her.
After graduating from St. Francis School of Radiologic Technology in
Peoria, she took a position at ALMH and also married Rich Ludolph.
Her marriage and career are both going strong after 39 years.
"ALMH has always been like a family to me," she said. "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."
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Ludolph was one of the 12 ALMH Employees of the Month in
2013. The others were Brian Bishop, a dietary employee; Rita
Wells, in accounting; Cheryl Boyd, environmental services; Kathy
Hopwood, acute care; Moses Hernandez, environmental services;
Ariel Stanton, dietary; Tim Sedlacek, emergency; Ina Tjelle,
patient accounts; Judy Hamrick, medical records; Roger McCoy,
emergency; and Tom Frost, special services.
ALMH, at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, is a 25-bed
critical-access hospital affiliated with Memorial Health System.
ALMH employs over 310 in a variety of roles. For more information,
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]