Patrick Burns Named Manager of Imaging Services at PIC
Pacific Imaging Center has announced that Patrick Burns will be taking over the duties as Manager of Imaging Services. Burns replaces Lisa Looney.
Thus far, the move to his new position has not disappointed. “I was attracted to PIC because of their commitment to excellence and the family atmosphere,” Burns said. “The entire staff has been great to work with. I also enjoy the opportunity to be more involved in decision-making.”
His goals are to build on the good things that are already in place, to continue PIC’s reputation for providing excellent patient care, to manage with transparency, and to talk with all PIC employees about ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
“I’m also investigating the possibility of running both day and evening shifts and training front desk staff as imaging aides to assist when necessary,” he said.
After graduating from Woodburn High School in 1983, Burns spent four years in the U.S. Air Force, where he trained in radiography. He worked at Providence Medical Center in Portland for 10 years and added computed tomography to his list of certifications.
He was employed for two years at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver before earning certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and taking a job as MRI Lead Technologist at PeaceHealth Medical Center in Longview. He also served briefly as PeaceHealth’s radiology supervisor.
When he’s not working, Burns enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and traveling with his wife, Audrey. He also coaches his daughters’ softball and basketball teams and enjoys watching all of his children’s sporting events.
Pacific Imaging Center is located at Pacific Surgical Institute at 625 9th Avenue. PIC specializes in providing state-of-the-art imaging services to area residents, including Kaiser patients with a referral.