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April Hodge

Position: Director of Diagnostic Imaging

 

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On a search to find her true passion, April joined the medical field in 2008. Before this, she was a correctional officer for the State of Texas, where she worked while obtaining her degree in Radiology. April’s first career was working for a publicly traded chemical company where she climbed the organizational ladder before exiting the company as an accounting supervisor.

Since 2008, April has worked in various clinics and hospitals throughout the country. Additionally, she used her prior knowledge with corrections and worked for the Harris County Jail system as a radiographer. In 2016, April decided to uproot from her home, south of Houston, and move across the globe to work for a newly opened private hospital on the island of Guam. This is where April blossomed into the leader she is today. In Guam she worked to remap a broken chargemaster for Radiology and as a result, more than doubled the revenue in one year.  After becoming the department manager, she was able to prepare the department and pass The Joint Commission survey with no deficiencies. In addition to TJC and CMS she was also responsible for overseeing ACR and FDA certifications for mammography. She served as the department SME (Subject Matter Expert) during a major systems upgrade “GOLIVE”. She also took pride in recruiting all her licensed staff from the mainland USA and giving them the opportunity to experience the island but also to expand their knowledge and cross-train in other modalities. She prides herself in creating strong teams that know the work and show it in their everyday productivity.

Before coming to SIHD, April was working as the Interim Operations Manager at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County. She decided she loved California and wanted to see more of it so she took a permanent position here at Southern Inyo Healthcare District. She is excited to see the department grow.