School of Radiography

The Mercyhealth Hospital School of Radiography provides education in the imaging sciences to students and communities of interest. We offer required didactic and clinical experiences that only a Level I Trauma Center can provide, and are dedicated to graduating radiographers who have the knowledge and clinical experiences needed to successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam and secure employment.

School Calendar 2018-2020

Mission Statement

Mercyhealth Hospital School of Radiography is dedicated to supplying our students and the communities of interest, with a radiography program designed to provide education in the imaging sciences. This will be accomplished through required didactic and clinical experiences that a Level I Trauma Center can provide. We are further dedicated to graduating radiographers with the knowledge and clinical experiences to succeed in their endeavors to successfully complete the ARRT exam and secure employment.

Program Goals

1. The students will be clinically competent.
Learning outcomes:
• Students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills.
• Students will choose appropriate technical factors.
• Students will employ radiation protection for the patient, themselves and others.

2. The students will communicate effectively with the patients and healthcare workers
.
Learning outcomes:
• Students will instruct patient correctly/utilizing oral communication.
• Students will interpret and relay requisition information in PACS/utilizing written communication.

3. The students will display professional judgment and values.
Learning outcomes:
• Students will insure patient privacy and modesty.
• Students will participate in the community.
• Students will be aware of the value of life-long learning.

4. The students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Learning outcomes:
• Students will modify routine procedures for non-routine patients.
• Students will critique images to determine if corrective action is required.
• Under direct supervision the student will apply corrective action(s) to those images necessary. 

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate in 2016 – 100%
8 students began the program / 8 students completed the program

Program Completion Rate 5 yr 2012 – 2016 – 90%
42 students began the program / 3 students withdrew from the program / 38 completed the program

Registry Exam Pass Rate in 2016- 100%
8 students took the exam / 8 students passed the exam on their first attempt

Registry Exam 5 yr Pass Rate 2012 – 2016 – 100%

Job Placement in 2016 – 100%
7 students were actively seeking employment / 7 students were employed in the radiologic sciences

Job Placement 5 yr 2012- 2016– 100%
35 students were actively seeking employment / 35 students were employed in the radiologic sciences

Program Effectiveness Data also available at the website of our accrediting body The JRCERT at jrcert.org

How to Apply

For a complete brochure on the School of Radiography.

An application for admission to the School of Radiography may be downloaded or you may also obtain an application by calling (815) 971-5480 or sending a letter to:

Mercyhealth Hospital School of Radiography
2400 N. Rockton Avenue
Rockford, Illinois 61103

Applications are accepted year round.

Admission to the School of Radiography is conditional upon submitting to and satisfactorily passing a criminal background check, a pre-admission physical examination and screening tests.

Contact Information:

Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue
School of Radiography
2400 N. Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103

Pat Griesman, Program Director
Email: pgriesman@mhemail.org
Phone: (815) 971-5480

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