Bellin’s School of Radiology earns highest accreditation

06/01/2007

GREEN BAY - Bellin Health School of Radiologic Technology has been awarded an eight year accreditation award - the highest degree of accreditation in radiography education - from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, following a year-long evaluation and onsite visit.

The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry. "Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process and represents the highest achievement in radiography education," said school director Randy Griswold, MPA, RTR. "We are extremely excited with the results. This award confirms our constant desire for excellence here at Bellin Health."

"We couldn't be more proud" stated Robert Monette, M.D., the school's medical director. "This accomplishment speaks to the quality of the faculty and staff within the School and the Radiology department staff, as well as to the commitment of Bellin Health?s administration." Monette also said the results could have a positive influence on the school's long-range plans to develop a bachelor of science program.

Founded in 1957 by Lyle Edelblute, M.D., the School of Radiologic Technology is one of the oldest in the state. The program features a 24-month curriculum and admits students annually, with classes starting in August of each year. Student clinical experiences are completed at both Bellin and St. Vincent's Hospitals. The School of Radiologic Technology is the only accredited school in the Green Bay area.