Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center’s School of Radiologic Technology has been awarded re-accreditation through 2022 for its certificate radiography program by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). This peer evaluation promotes excellence in education and enhances the quality and safety of patient care at Lakeland Regional Health.
“Students at our School of Radiologic Technology interact on a one-on-one basis with their instructors and are exposed to many radiologic disciplines they wouldn’t necessarily experience elsewhere,” said Janet Fansler, DNP, RN, CENP, Lakeland Regional Health Executive Vice President and Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse Executive. “We are proud that our school and our dedicated team members have earned this well-deserved re-accreditation.”
The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for accreditation of traditional and distance educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry.
Students at Lakeland Regional Health’s School of Radiologic Technology, founded in 1965, acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for professional competence through a blend of classroom and clinical education. Students complete didactic and clinical components for Radiography and Computed Tomography (CT). The education received at Lakeland Regional Health allows students to complete The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists requirements for national certification exams in both Radiography and CT in the traditional two-year timeframe.
Criteria for accreditation include adequate talent, physical and financial resources; sufficient assessment system; proper student preparation for professional practice.
“We are so pleased that our School of Radiologic Technology is being recognized with re-accreditation,” said Mack Reavis, MD, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center President and Lakeland Regional Health Chief Medical Officer. “Our graduates are wonderful examples of how Lakeland Regional Health is advancing the future of healthcare.”
Information about the Lakeland Regional Health School of Radiologic Technology can be found at http://mylrh.org/doctors-departments/school-of-radiologic-technology.