Chaka Carthen, COC, serves as the mammography scheduler – lead at UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center.
For more than 16 years, Chaka has provided compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care at UofL Health. In her role, Chaka schedules patients for breast imaging, assists with the mobile mammography unit, and provides aid and assistance to the technologists and physicians in Breast Care.
The Power of U means a lot to Chaka. She loves that no matter what, the entire organization is unified to get things done. In fact, that is her favorite part of UofL Health.
Chaka grew up in Louisville and the community means so much to her. This motivates her to work every day to help the region see just how great UofL Health is. She wants everyone to know that UofL Health is transforming health care in their communities.
As she works with patients, Chaka treats them with the same love and care that she has for her co-workers. Chaka works to make sure that each patient leaves UofL Health feeling impressed with their experience. It is apparent that Chaka has nothing but respect for the patients she works with, especially considering her favorite piece of wisdom: “Sit with warriors. The conversation is different.”
It is important to Chaka to give back to her community through volunteer work as well. Chaka teaches Sunday school and Bible school, and she works to feed and clothe less-fortunate members of our community. This community sure is lucky to have Chaka!
Gail B. Martini, RT(R)VIM, works as a mammography tech in the Breast Care Center at Brown Cancer Center.
For the last three decades, Gail has worked with UofL Health to perform mammograms for patients. Her dedication to the organization and the community is greatly appreciated.
No matter what, Gail puts the mission of UofL Health first. The compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care that Gail provides is essential in her role as she works to detect whether or not patients have breast cancer.
Gail loves the atmosphere that UofL Health offers, as everyone works together as a team to provide excellent patient care.
Gail lives by the wisdom: “This too shall pass.” She also believes she should never ask anyone to do anything that she would not be willing to do herself. This is a great example of how Gail contributes to the organization and helps to create the atmosphere that she admires at UofL Health.
When she can, Gail loves to escape her hometown of Louisville and head to Okaloosa Island, Fla. She enjoys cooking, sewing, fishing and listening to music, especially the classic song “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison.
UofL Health is more than grateful for the 30 years of service Gail has provided to the organization.
Amy Scorsolini, RT (R)(M), is a mammography quality specialist at UofL Health – Medical Center East, UofL Health – Medical Center Northeast, UofL Health – Medical Center South, UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center, UofL Health – Mary and Elizabeth Hospital and UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital.
In Amy’s role as mammography quality specialist, she works to ensure that each facility produces images that meet or exceed American College of Radiology (ACR) quality standards. Through her role, Amy helps UofL Health facilities that perform mammography maintain the high-quality standards set by the ACR and FDA.
Amy has been with UofL Health for 19 years and she has found that her favorite aspect of the organization is that UofL Health is willing to provide care for all people, regardless of ability to pay. Her goal for UofL Health is that the organization will continue to provide exceptional care across communities. She hopes that UofL Health will continue to grow and be the No. 1 recommended health system in the region.
Amy believes that patients should get the same quality care no matter what UofL Health facility they receive their health care services at. Wherever a patient chooses to visit for a mammogram, Amy can ensure that the facility is maintaining high-quality standards. This is how Amy works to live out the mission of providing compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care each day.
Outside of work, Amy enjoys completing puzzles and playing badminton and pickleball. Though she loves her hometown of Floyds Knobs, Ind., Amy also loves trips to the beach. In her free time, Amy enjoys watching “Ghosts” or listening to the podcast “Most Notorious.”
“Treat others the way you want to be treated” is the mantra that Amy lives by, and that is evident in her role at UofL Health. UofL Health is grateful for Amy’s dedication to patient care.