Get To Know: Carla Dixon | Broadlawns Celebrates Black History Month

This Black History Month, Broadlawns is celebrating by highlighting a few of the many amazing Black individuals who make an impact every day at our hospital.

Carla Dixon

Job Title

Radiology Assistant, Broadlawns Imaging Services

Tell us about what you do in a typical day.

My typical starts at 6:30 a.m. with radiology scheduled patients. Working with patients coming in for an ultrasound, CAT scan, MRI, outpatient labs, or providing information. I never know exactly what my day will consist of, I just present ready, willing and able to do the best of my abilities. Yes, I am proud to be a part of this BMC team.

How long have you worked at Broadlawns?

16 years.

What attracted you to a career in healthcare?

I have always enjoyed caring for and helping people, so what a better place than healthcare?!

What do you like about working at Broadlawns?

It’s an honor to be employed at BMC. I worked here prior & resigned, then returned. I started part-time in the kitchen (tray line) in High School in 1981 until I graduated high school and then I transitioned to full-time. BMC is an awesome place to work because caring for others and helping people has always been my passion.

Name a Black American(s) you admire and think people should learn more about.

I have always admired Maya Angelou–for her compassion and her realness. She was an author, American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.

What books by Black authors do you recommend?

The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas.