Health Victories

SHINE Awards spotlight AU Health Imaging

Written by Natalie Walters

AU Health Imaging offers a full range of diagnostic and screening radiology services. Our primary mission is to offer affordable medical imaging without compromising expertise or compassionate experience. The 3722 Wheeler Road Imaging site consistently performs well in regards to patient satisfaction with high Press Ganey scores.  Our focus is in providing a great overall experience for our patients through compassionate, high-quality care and excellent customer service.  Whether it’s some aromatherapy, warm blankets, and music of their choice while in the MRI to just going above and beyond to ensure patient satisfaction.  We’ve been called the “Chick-fil-A of Imaging” and the “Spa.”

Meet our Staff

Ryan Atkinson

Practice Liaison
Worked here 1 year
Married with two kids (Boy/12 and Girl/11) and enjoy being outdoors around water

Aresha Freeman

I am Aresha Freeman but everyone calls me Resha. I am a Business Office Specialist/Scheduler (but I float wherever needed). I have been at the Imaging Center since the doors opened three years ago. I have one daughter Alaysia who is a senior in high school. I am a momma’s girl and a girl mom who just loves enjoying life!

Danielle Williamson

I have worked in the Pre-Authorization department for AU Health Imaging for a little over two years; however, I have held several medical office positions for the past 25 years. I am married to Kevin Williamson. We have two children, Alivia and David, who is married to his wife Kathryn, along with our fur babies, Sophie, Cali, and Tigger. I love spending time with my family. One of my favorite things to do with them is visiting Disney, the beach and the mountains.

Caroline Sullivan

My name is Caroline Sullivan, and I am a lead tech at Wellstar MCG Health Imaging. I helped open the doors here on the very first day we opened over three years ago, but I have been in this field for 14 years. I am celebrating 10 years of marriage next month and love going on adventures with our two kiddos! I love what I do and feel very blessed every day.

Virginia Coleman

Virginia Coleman, RT(R)(MR), is an accomplished MRI Technologist currently serving at the Imaging Center since March 2021. With a career spanning over 10 years, she has been an integral part of the medical field, contributing her expertise to Wellstar MCG Hospital since 2018. Virginia holds educational credentials from Aiken Technical College for X-ray and Augusta Technical College for MRI, showcasing her commitment to continuous learning and professional development. Hailing from Dublin, Ga., Virginia brings a blend of southern belle and professional excellence to her work. Beyond her dedication to advancing medical imaging, Ms. Coleman is a devoted mother of two children and three cherished fur babies, embodying a harmonious balance between her professional and personal life. Her passion for healthcare and commitment to her family exemplify her multifaceted and compassionate approach to both her career and life outside the medical field. 

Bridget Wells

I am Bridgett Wells, and I have been working as Patient Coordinator over the past two years at Wellstar Health Imaging. Prior to my employment here, I’ve had a wealth of experience in the healthcare field including positions in research and community outreach. My hobbies include going to the beach with my family as well as taking other road trips, listening to music and watching a good movie. 

Lance Danko

Lance E. Danko, MSM, RHIA, CRA, is the Administrator of Augusta University Health Imaging located in Augusta, Ga. Lance has over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience in a variety of settings including oncology, hospice/palliative care and radiology.  He received his bachelor of science in Health Information Management from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992 and was credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). He then completed his master’s degree in management at Southern Wesleyan University in 2010. For nearly a decade Lance taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate healthcare and business classes at a local university in addition to his full-time position. He is also a Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) as well as an accomplished speaker, teacher and author with several articles published in local, regional and national publications. In his spare time, Lance enjoys reading and spending time with his family.