New Principal Radiographer takes up the baton
It is the start of a new chapter for SCP Radiology as the practice and its staff welcome new Principal Radiographer Madelein de Wet.
Madelein joins the practice to take the baton from Lettie Greeff, who is retiring from a career that spanned 47 years and culminated in a dynamic 15-year shift at SCP.
Madelein – originally from Kathu in the Northern Cape – studied radiography in Bloemfontein, briefly worked at Weir and Partners in Pretoria, and then joined Burger Radiologists at Unitas Hospital in 2002.
She was soon promoted to Head of Department, where she has served as the principal radiographer for the past 20 years and accumulated a wealth of experience in radiography, leadership, and the management of a dynamic imaging department.
Madelein says she is excited about starting a new chapter of her own by joining a team of professionals who openly display a passion and commitment to the profession. “I would really like to help continue building an already very successful practice that strives for excellent imaging quality and excellent patient care.”
A word of welcome from management
“Having had the privilege of Lettie leading our radiography operations so professionally over the last 15 years, we are gladdened to welcome Madelein,” says Practice Manager Trevor Allnutt.
“With her experience and leadership skills, she will continue the good work in growing the business and ensuring our status as a world-class imaging facility, providing the best possible care and service to our patients and referring doctors.”
Adds SCP Managing Partner Dr Jean de Villiers, “I would like to extend a warm welcome to Madelein on behalf of all of the SCP family. Madelein comes to us highly recommended after a very successful and productive career to date.
“We looked long and hard for the right person to accept the mantle of Principal Radiographer and Madelein ticked all boxes. Welcome Madelein, we sincerely hope that you are going to be very happy at SCP Radiology.”
Madelein will work alongside Lettie for a short transition period before taking full control of the leadership to SCP’s contingent of more than 120 radiographers.
Bidding an exceptional leader farewell
As the practice welcomes a new member to the management team, it also bids farewell to an exceptionally dynamic colleague.
Both Trevor and Dr De Villiers credit Lettie for a footprint that can never be fully measured, and a legacy that will far outlast the current generation of staff employed by the practice.
In her 15 years at SCP, she has influenced the work of hundreds of employees, worked for the betterment of virtually every aspect of the practice, and showed particular devotion to skills development and mentorship to the upcoming young managers of SCP.
For more than two decades, Lettie has also played an instrumental role in the training of mammographers through the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where she will continue to work as a part-time lecturer to students from across the country.
SCP has immeasurable gratitude for Lettie’s committed service to the practice and wishes her only the very best for the future.