As a cardiac sonographer at UPMC, Amanda is driven by providing life-changing imaging services to the residents of Western Maryland. Her work includes performing different scans of the heart to diagnose heart and vascular problems, such as echocardiograms (ECG) and exercise stress tests.
She grew up and raised a family in Western Maryland and still resides in the region today, where she gets to know patients from all walks of life on a daily basis. After more than a decade of experience at the hospital, Amanda can’t see herself in any other position.
“I grew up here and I work here, and it’s just really gratifying to be doing good for my community,” Amanda said. “That really makes the work I do here special for me – I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.”
Amanda’s motivation to serve the residents of Western Maryland hasn’t wavered through the COVID-19 pandemic – even in tough times, she knows her position is what she’s meant to be doing. She finds the heart to be a fascinating organ to study.
Her team at UPMC Western Maryland is tightknit – each member is driven by their shared goal of providing the most convenient and high-quality care possible to every patient that comes through their doors.
“Our team is a lot like a family,” Amanda said. “It motivates me when the team is working well together and we’re producing strong outcomes. We’re all here for the same cause.”
At UPMC, Life Changing Medicine means working as a team to provide world-class care to the community.