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MDH School of Radiography Granted Highest Level of Accreditation

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The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) recently notified the McDonough District Hospital School of Radiography that they have been granted accreditation for a period of eight years, the maximum duration award possible.

The 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. Specialized accreditation awarded by the JRCERT offers institutions significant value by providing peer evaluation and by assuring the public of quality professional education in the radiologic sciences.

Vincent Staub, MDH School of Radiography Program Director, stated, “Accreditation provides students assurance that the educational program will provide them with the knowledge, skills, and values to competently perform the professional responsibilities expected by potential employers nationwide.”

Established in 1969 and certified since 1970, the MDH School of Radiography is a two-year, full-time program. The school is approved by the American Medical Association and the American College of Radiology, and is one of only 28 programs in the state. Vincent Staub, MS, RT(R), has served as program director since 2006; Ronald Rigdon, MD, is Medical Director; and Mary Schutte, RT (R), RDMS, is the Director of the MDH Radiology Department. Other program faculty includes Bill Callaway, MA, RT(R), Adjunct Instructor; and Ann Whalon, RT(R), (CV), Clinical Instructor. To date, approximately 84 students have graduated from the MDH program.