There are many women who have paved the way for medical success for other women to follow. A medical facility recently opened in Albany proves why the future of healthcare is female.
Step into Akira Medical Imaging and Wellness and you’ll notice something a little different.
“Women may feel apprehensive before undergoing certain types of medical care. [we wanted to make] You will feel calm and comfortable in the spa-like environment,” said Takara Wilds, Akira Marketing Manager.
That’s because this medical diagnostic facility was designed with women in mind.
“This is a very sensitive type of study, so it’s great to be able to help women,” said manager and mammography technologist Gina Lundberg.
This new landscape reflects the evolution of women in medicine and the care they receive.
“Especially in this type of facility where the majority of patients are women, [we] I want someone who understands women,” said Dennis Morford, Akira’s facility manager.
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, more women are studying, working and providing health care. But historically, it’s been an uphill battle. From Elizabeth Blackwell, who was at the forefront and became the first woman in the United States to earn a medical degree in 1849, to key behind-the-scenes roles as women with pivotal cells in groundbreaking cancer research. to Henrietta Lux.
Still, more work needs to be done. Women will still tend to make $2 million less than men in the next few decades, according to a National Institutes of Health report.
“I think the biggest thing is that women feel, hear, see, that their health care matters, and that more women want to be treated by people like them. ” said Wiles.