Left to Right: Christina Slojkowski, WCA Hospital School of Radiology Technology Program Director; Todd Anderson, WCA School of Radiology student; Miranda Snarburg, WCA School of Radiology student; and Amanda Bender, WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Clinical Instructor (standing); critique an x-ray image on the new Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) – new technology at WCA that allows physicians to view precise x-rays from multiple locations throughout the hospital and physician offices.
Jamestown, New York, June 8, 2007—The WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology received notification from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) that they have been awarded an 8-year accreditation, which is the highest accreditation award presented by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and enhances quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs.
"This is our gold seal of approval," said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO. "Our accreditation promotes continual excellence in education and enhances the quality and safety of our patients and affirms our pledge to build a strong medical community that is second to none."
Programs accredited by the JRCERT must demonstrate that they are in substantial compliance with the relevant JRCERT accreditation standards. These standards include: Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences (radiography and radiation therapy), Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Magnetic Resonance, or Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Medical Dosimetry.
"The Joint Review committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Directors and staff congratulate WCA Hospital and the program faculty for maintaining the maximum award of accreditation from the JRCERT," said H. Martin Northup, M.D., FACR, JRCERT Chair. "We wish everyone continuing success in their efforts to provide a quality educational program."
The only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit educational programs in radiography and radiation therapy, the JRCERT accredits educational programs in radiography and radiation therapy and in the related disciplines of magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry.
"Accreditation of our educational program assures patients that our students have appropriate supervision during the educational process," said Christina Slojkowski, WCA Hospital School of Radiology Program Director. "It also assures our community that graduates have met the minimum level of competency as defined nationally by the profession."
The WCA School of Radiologic Technology opened its doors in 1967 and has graduated over 150 students. A full-time, 24 month program, it prides itself on small classroom size that delivers individualized attention with an emphasis on clinical experience and prepares student to be competent in radiologic technology. To apply to the WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology or for more information on the school, contact Christina Slojkowski, Educational Director at (716) 664-8366 or visit the hospital website at www.wcahospital.org.
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