STCC Graduate Published In Professional Health Journal

SPRINGFIELD — Susan Alexander of Granby, a 2002 graduate of the Surgical Technology department at Springfield Technical Community College, has had an article published in the December 2002 issue of Surgical Technologist, the official journal of the Association of Surgical Technologists. 

The article is titled “Cervical Mediastinal Exploration (CME) for Staging of Lung Cancer.” According to the article, CME “is a surgical procedure to explore and sample lymph nodes in the space between the lungs when diagnostic imaging studies suggest a growth in the lungs … CME is performed primarily to stage lung cancer and determine the extent of the disease and establish treatment options.”

Alexander is employed as a surgical technologist at Baystate Medical Center. While at STCC, she participated in clinical affiliation experience at both Baystate and Mercy Medical Center.

Alexander wrote the paper last year as a senior student, a requirement for the course, Role of the Surgical Technologist. Professor Kathleen Flynn said the course develops insights into achieving a job and advancing in the profession, and the paper is a requirement for students.

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