The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother founded Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in 1890. Since then, it has had six major expansions, and is now a 500+ bed teaching tertiary referral hospital. The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals (JACHO) has continuously accredited the Hospital since 1920, when it was one of the first to receive such recognition.
The philosophy of Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital School of Radiography emanates from the philosophy and four core values of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother and Ministry Health Care: Vision, Service, Presence, and Justice.
These values recognize the responsibility of providing qualified health care professionals through the education of individuals for the radiography profession.
Education is a continuous process of self-development and effecting behavioral changes that are necessary for the student to mature and enter society. Learning is a self-activity; with the learner utilizing individual potential and the teacher providing stimulation and guidance.
Students learn by study and application in planned experiences, progressing from the simple to the complex. An environment of acceptance and understanding facilitates learning. Depending on ability, interests, motivation, and goals, each individual's learning progresses in a different manner and at a different rate. Students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the profession through instruction, study, and supervised clinical education
The faculty and Advisory Committee plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate this educational program on a continuing basis. Upon completion of the program, the graduate radiographer is awarded a certificate, which qualifies him or her to take the examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Those who pass this examination receive the title of Registered Technologist in Radiography ( RTR ).
The educational program consists of two major areas: Theory and Practice. The component parts are published in this catalog and in the School's Handbook, respectively.
Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital Mission Statement
To continually improve the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor, in the community we serve.
School of Radiography Mission Statement
To provide learning opportunities to future health care professionals who will demonstrate problem solving, communication, and critical thinking skills that will develop the necessary professional values that will lead to life-long learning in the imaging technologies.
Graduates will be clinically competent to assist in continually improving the health and well-being of all people in the community they serve.
Graduates will be clinically competent to assist in continually improving the health and well-being of all people in the community they service.
- To provide students/graduates with critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to perform as Radiographers.
- To ensure that students/graduates demonstrate professional behaviors that are ethically and morally sound.
- To provide students/graduates with the skills to be clinically competent.
- To graduate students with the necessary educational background and clinical skills in the specified timeline outlined in the program's mission and outcomes.