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CCMH MRI Techs Become Board Certified

01/04/13

(Denison, IA) ‐‐ After more than two years of classroom study, clinical training, and multiple exams, two Crawford County Memorial Hospital Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologists have become Board certified. Jessica McMullen and Brook Eggeling received their Board certifications on December 28, 2012 through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

While Board certification is not required by the state of Iowa to conduct MRI examinations, both McMullen and Eggeling felt the effort was worth it to provide patients with the confidence that their tests were being conducted by Board certified technologists.

 
CCMH Board Certified MRI Technologists Brook Eggeling (left) and Jessica McMullen (right) are pictured with the CCMH MRI.

“This is just another step the Radiology department at CCMH has taken to be the best it can be and to offer services from the best options by being board certified. It is “just raising the bar”, said Eggeling, the director of Radiology services at CCMH.

McMullen and Eggeling completed 2 years of classes through the University of Iowa for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Clinical training for the technicians was conducted at Midlands Hospital in Papillion, Nebraska for almost one full year prior to the installation of CCMH’s MRI magnet in April 2012.

McMullen noted, “To be able to be eligible for the Board exam, we had to complete multiple exams covering many different areas of the body, with multiple repetitions of each of those exams. Once this was all completed we could become Board eligible.” Eggeling said the multiple exams and repetitions of exams took almost 18 months to complete.

Bill Bruce, CCMH President and CEO, praised McMullen and Eggeling for seizing the opportunity to improve the quality of services offered through the Radiology department. “I commend both of these employees for having patient care as the highest priority for their continuing education and training.”

The mission of Crawford County Memorial Hospital is to provide efficient and effective health care services to all persons within Crawford County and the surrounding area. These services are available to persons who suffer from acute or chronic diseases, traumatic injuries, or who are in need of education and/or training in order to maintain a positive lifestyle.