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School of Sonography

Mission Statement, Program Goals and Outcomes

Mission Statement

Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is dedicated to providing quality education for its students in order to promote excellence in the art and science of sonography. Guided by the mission of Mercyhealth, the DMS Program strives to provide academic and clinical experiences that produce competent and compassionate sonographers with a commitment and passion to make lives better by performing quality imaging and the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Program Goals

Upon completion of the Mercyhealth School of Sonography program, a new graduate will be able to accomplish the following:

  • “To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.”
  • The program shall graduate competent, entry level sonographers.
  • The program will provide the tools necessary for graduates to critically think and problem solve.
  • The program will provide education that promotes professionalism, ethics and communication.
  • The program shall address the needs of the community.


  • Obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills during the performance of sonographic procedures to provide optimum diagnostic services.


  • Perform sonographic procedures appropriately and accurately recording all anatomic and physiologic information for interpretation by a physician.
  • Document and present complete and accurate sonographic findings to the interpreting physician in order to facilitate patient diagnosis.
  • Maintain optimal function of the sonographic equipment.
  • Assist physician during invasive ultrasound guided procedures.


  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and all members of the healthcare team.
  • Provide compassionate patient care and education to promote overall well-being.
  • Act in a professional manner within recognized ethical and legal standards.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.

Program Outcomes, Class of 2021

Cohort Size: 4

Retention 100%
Credentialing – Abdomen 75%
Credentialing – OB/GYN 100%
Job Placement Rate 100%

Program Outcomes, Class of 2018

Cohort Size: 3

Retention 67%
Credentialing – Abdomen 50%
Credentialing – OB/GYN 50%
Job Placement Rate 100%