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
"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," Ludolph said.
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."
Ludolph was born into a military
family at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Growing up, she
lived in 10 states, including Hawaii, and also in the Philippines.
1974 was a momentous year for her. 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.
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ALMH, at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, is a
25-bed critical access hospital affiliated with Memorial Health System. The
hospital employs over 315 in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH,
including digital mammography, visit www.almh.org.