Meet The #AffideaFamily – Clinic Lead Emily Cunningham

1. What’s your background?

I graduated from the University of Wales (Bangor) in 1995 and started my radiography career in The Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, where I received training in MRI, CT, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine. I moved to Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, in 2001 and started working in University Hospital Waterford. During this time, I completed my M.Sc. in Medical Imaging (MRI). I joined Affidea in June 2017 as Clinic Lead in their new centre in Waterford.

One-year anniversary at state-of-the-art diagnostics clinic at Affidea Waterford Ardkeen – The Munster Express

2. Why did you join #AffideaFamily?

I was delighted to get the opportunity to develop and lead a brand new clinic dedicated to providing a high quality service to people in my own local community. Business development and management have always interested me, and this position allows me to pursue and expand my skills in this area.

Affidea Waterford sponsors University Hospital Waterford for the Irish Hospitals Cup Soccer Tournament

3. What differentiates us in your opinion?

Affidea constantly strives to improve and develop its services by investing in state-of-the-art equipment and creating a working environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. Every staff member is considered an integral part of this team and their input is valued. When employees feel valued they give 110% back, and this is reflected in the high quality service that’s offered to our patients. This is one of the reasons that Affidea is the largest and most successful medical service provider.

Ireland’s First Nationwide Concussion Network – The Munster Express

4. What does your average day look like?

An average working day for me would be spent between scanning patients, protocolling referrals, completing daily QA, following up clinical queries, auditing, staff management, and business development calls and meetings. Our MRI list runs from 8:30 to 4:30 with appointments every 15-20 minutes, and our Waterford clinic also offers Ultrasound, DEXA and X-ray appointments. My team is very motivated and work hard to ensure every patient receives the best possible care and attention, and I am very proud to be part of it.

‘Star’ athletes visit Affidea Waterford – Munster Express

5. How do you like to create a healthy work/life balance?

I’ve owned and ridden horses all my life and currently have five at home that keep me occupied in my spare time. Showjumping was my main passion until 2012 and I used to compete regularly. With a busy job and an equally busy home life with my husband and three children, I find it’s extremely important to make time for myself in order to relax, unwind and recharge.

Meet The #AffideaFamily – Radiographer Siobhán Sheridan

Siobhán can be seen in our new video that demonstrates what Affidea stands for and our new ExpressCare Clinic in Cork & Dublin

Meet The #AffideaFamily – Affidea Letterkenny Clinical Lead Sarah Doherty

Comfort
The foundation upon which Affidea has been built is trust. Both doctors and patients know that we strive to provide the best standard of care, delivered by the best professionals with the most modern technologies. Patients trust and rely on doctors. Doctors trust and rely on us.
 
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Network
What’s Affidea’s secret to transforming the standards of healthcare service provision? Our people. Healthcare professionals that know what they are doing and care about what they do. They make us who we are today. And who we want to be tomorrow.
 
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Sharing
We implement the highest standards and procedures to ensure safety. Affidea is committed to becoming the first European diagnostic provider to shape a new paradigm in patient safety by introducing a company wide Dose Excellence Programme ensuring the right balance between dose and image quality.
 
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Safety
Affidea has an extensive network of international affiliations with the world’s top medical institutions to ensure that our doctors always have immediate access to the latest medical knowledge, clinical guidelines and medical procedures in all Affidea medical centres in order to ensure the highest quality diagnostics and cancer treatment.
 
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Trust
We know that hospitality is important.  We care about how you feel and want to make each visit  to an Affidea centre as comfortable as we can.  An exceptional patient experience is ensured by delivering a personalised service in modern and comfortable service settings where you feel safe and confident that you are receiving the highest quality medical care.
 
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People
Technology has done more for health today than it has ever done and will do even more in the future. Affidea is committed to operating a best in class medical equipment base and maintain it’s long standing relations with major equipment producers to ensure our patients will always have access to the latest, most innovative and effective technology.
 
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Technology
We develop and exchange best practice. Patients deserve to know what we do, how we do it and why we do it. The continuous improvement of all Affidea care delivery processes is achieved by capitalising on the company’s extensive experience in 14 European countries and an organised effort to share best practice to improve patient safety and patient experience.
 
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