In his work for OSRT, he monitored important legislative business on a daily basis. As an additional service, he monitored and advised on Ohio agency rule making activities. Reporting at each OSRT Board of Directors’ meeting, Fred worked diligently in maintaining open, effective communications about important health policy considerations that could impact the Radiologic Sciences practice in Ohio, especially those related to radiation safety policy, procedure and practices. Through his diligence and professional connections, he assisted the OSRT in making informed proactive decisions for its membership and for Ohio consumer patients.
Across the years, Mr. Vierow assisted OSRT in building key relationships with important Ohio regulators. He believed that it was important to have a close association with the radiologists’ society and committees within the Ohio Department of Health. To this end, the OSRT holds membership representation on important Ohio agency boards.
Mr. Vierow always stressed the importance of having an organized health policy committee. Because of his emphasis, the OSRT’s Health Policy Committee is considered a front runner among other states for its legislative activities, receiving two national recognitions. OSRT became an active participant in the ASRT’s annual RT in DC event. This is due in part to Fred’s counsel and leadership.
Fred has always expressed his enjoyment in representing the OSRT and has verbally expressed positive impressions with the organization of OSRT and its Board of Directors’ meetings.
In his retirement, Fred plans to travel to Alaska as well as pursuing courses at The Ohio State University. In fact, he recently completed a course on the “Gilded Age” and thoroughly loved his learning experience. He is also working on Ohio and family history projects. He hopes to do research on his grandmother who was the first woman fire insurance agent in Chicago. We will miss seeing Fred on a regular basis and wish him a healthy and happy retirement!
Mr. Vierow’s dedicated work over the years for OSRT is being recognized by the Board of Directors through the award as an OSRT Honorary Member. Honorary membership is awarded to persons whom the Society desires to honor because of their demonstrated interest in and/or contributions to the Society. Honorary membership is granted by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors. Honorary members pay no dues and have all the privileges and obligations of active members except the right to vote or hold office.