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School of Radiology Team

Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital’s School of Radiography has received reaccreditation from the Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry.

The acceptance letter stated, “The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology directors and staff congratulate Mercy Hospital and the program faculty for maintaining the maximum award of accreditation from the JRCERT and wish you continuing success in your efforts to provide a quality educational program.

Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital School of Radiography is a two-year program that was founded in 1961 by the late Dr. John J. Magovern and Sister Mary Constance, Congregation of Infant Jesus. Due to the untiring efforts and dedication of Dr. Magovern and Sr. Mary Constance, Mercy Hospital School of Radiography has achieved a leading role in educating radiologic technologists in the Long Island area.

Graduates of the program are awarded a certificate from Mercy, and are then eligible to take the national certification exam from the American Registry of Radiology Technologists. Passing the exam also certifies the graduate to become a licensed radiologic technologist in New York state.

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Photo: (L to R):Helen Arnold, clinical coordinator; Barbara Geiger, program director; and Mike Burns, clinical instructor.

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