OVMC Radiologic Tech Program Awarded Full Re-Accreditation Status

Monday, December 05, 2011

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OVMC Radiologic Tech Program Awarded
Full Re-Accreditation Status

The radiologic technology program at Ohio Valley Medical Center was recently awarded full re-accreditation status from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The eight-year accreditation period is the maximum award granted by the JRCERT.

"Receiving full re-accreditation from the JRCERT is a significant award for our program," said Catherine Ball, director of the radiologic technology program at OVMC. "Our dedicated instructors take pride in providing each student with a quality education. Our classroom and clinical training ensures each student is well prepared to provide quality patient care."

The competitive two-year program began in 1954 and trains full-time students to work as radiologic technologists, who perform clinical procedures such as diagnostic radiology; including mobile and surgical procedures; plus familiarization with ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, CT scanning, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology. The JRCERT report commended the organizational quality of the program\'s excellence in education.

"Our program has a tradition of standard of excellence and it continues to be met by each of our students," said Ball. "We have a 100 percent pass rate and our graduates continue to rank among the ninetieth percentile on national registry testing. We continue to bring in dedicated and committed students who leave our program to provide the best possible healthcare services to their patients."

Students graduate with approximately 1,000 didactic hours and 3,000 clinical hours. The programs follows the curriculum set forth by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. After completing the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology exam. Successful completion of this exam qualifies the graduate as a Registered Radiologic Technologist.

 "This re-accreditation is a testimonial to the hardworking faculty and staff of our radiologic technology program," said Jan Jennings, interim president and CEO of OVMC. "Our dedicated students receive top-notch education in our program and upon graduation, are prepared to provide quality care and service to our patients at OVMC and across the Ohio Valley."

For more information on OVMC\'s Radiology Technology Program, call Catherine Ball, program director at (304) 234-8781.

Ohio Valley Medical Center, located in Wheeling West Virginia, and East Ohio Regional Hospital, located in Martins Ferry Ohio, are a 340 bed combined organization with over 1800 employees providing quality primary and tertiary healthcare to the Ohio Valley.