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December 28, 2023

Lab technologist celebrates more than two decades with IU Health

IU Health Methodist Hospital

Lab technologist celebrates more than two decades with IU Health

Angela Beck started her career as a registered lab technologist at IU Health Methodist Hospital in 2011. She was trained on the job and has worked both inpatient and outpatient.

A graduate of Franklin Central High School, Beck attended IUPUI for x-ray technology and began working at IU Health shortly afterward.

“My mentor reached out and asked if I’d be interested in working in the vascular lab and I didn’t know much about it, but I observed and liked it and the rest is history,” said Beck.

She remembers those first days at IU Health well - she started in July and got married to her high school sweetheart, Andrew, in September. They are the parents of two boys ages 11 and 14.

“Over the years the biggest changes in my role is the machines we work with. We always get good quality images but the machines are more mobile and compact,” said Beck. Her specific role involves noninvasive vascular testing of patients’ blood flow.

“Every day is a good day because I see such a variety of patients throughout the day and we’re always making connections. We talk about travel or other things we have in common and that keeps it interesting,” said Beck.

Travel, in fact, is one of her key interests. Over the years, her family has hosted eight exchange students. They have visited those students in Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Denmark, Slovakia, Ireland and France. Beck’s family also enjoys traveling around the country in their camper and hiking in national parks.

- By TJ Banes, IU Health Senior Journalist,