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," 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
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]