Canton, Ohio: The School of Radiologic Technology at Mercy Medical Center recently received the maximum possible eight-year accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry.
“This re-accreditation confirms our commitment to offering a quality, professional education in the radiologic sciences,” says Gary Greathouse, R.T., program director of Mercy’s School of Radiologic Technology. “Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills and values needed to perform the range of responsibilities expected by employers.”
Mercy’s School of Radiologic Technology provides a two-year hospital-based diploma education program with full accreditation by the Ohio Department of Health and JRCERT. Students are provided with both didactic and clinical instruction on campus. Approximately 3,400 hours are dedicated to mastery of clinical skills valuable in today’s competitive market. Graduates are eligible to become Registered Technologists with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see www.cantonmercy.com.
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