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WCA School of Radiologic Technology Receives Highest Accreditation Award

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From Front, Amanda Bender, WCA Hospital Radiologic School Lead Clinical Instructor; 2010 school graduates, Brian Reidy, Kristin Dechert, Virginia Shafer; Christina Slojkowski, WCA Hospital Radiologic School Program Director. The WCA School of Radiologic Technology was awarded 8-year accreditation, which is the highest accreditation award presented by the JRCERT.

Jamestown, New York (Tuesday, June 29, 2010)—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.  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 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.

“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 Denise E. Moore, M.S., R.T. (R), Chair.  “We wish everyone continuing success in their efforts to provide a quality educational program.”

“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, contact Christina Slojkowski, Program Director at 664-8366 or visit the hospital’s website at www.wcahospital.org.

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