National Allied Health Professions Week celebrated

NEMG recognized its approximately 50 allied health professionals during National Allied Health Professions Week, Nov. 2-6. Allied health professionals make up nearly 60 percent of the healthcare workforce and include physical, occupation and respiratory therapists; medical laboratory scientists; emergency medical personnel; imaging specialists; audiologists and speech-language pathologists; and nutritionists and dietitians.

Allied health professionals identify, evaluate and treat acute and chronic diseases and disorders; deliver dietary and nutrition services; provide rehabilitation services; and manage and operate health systems.