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WHEELING -- Jennifer Bond, director of Radiology at Wheeling Hospital, has earned the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) from the Radiology Administration Certification Commission (RACC).
Achieving CRA status demonstrates high-level management competencies, advanced understanding of the principles of the imaging business, and proven ability to guide and develop imaging teams. It also certifies a person's high standards and ethics.
"Jen has been instrumental in moving the Radiology Department toward a positive environment of care," said Diane Livengood, senior director of Imaging Services. "It is through her strong leadership skills that operational challenges are met, yielding positive outcomes. I share the opinion of many: Jen is a pleasure to work with."
Bond, of St. Clairsville, joined Wheeling Hospital in 1995. She graduated from the hospital's Radiology Program in 1997 and stayed on as a radiology technologist. She filled the Operations manager position in July 2013 and became Radiology director in February 2016.
She also is a 2010 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University with a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership and Development.
Candidates who meet education and experience requirement, and pass a national examination, are awarded the credential CRA. Since 2002, more than 1,100 imaging professionals have earned the only credential that recognizes medical imaging management experience.
The CRA is certification designed specifically for imaging administrators, testing the specific knowledge and skills necessary to lead an imaging team, including:
° human resource management.
° asset resource management.
° fiscal management.
° operations management.
° communication and information management.
The RACC is a separate and autonomous body within the Association for Medical Imaging Management responsible for the examination and certification of radiology administrators.