The School of Radiologic Technology at Hancock Health is a full-time, 23-month program that trains students to become registered technologists in the field of radiology. Our curriculum includes classroom and clinic time so that students learn to perform diagnostic imaging procedures in a safe, professional manner.  

Typical imaging procedures in the field of radiologic technology include X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and computed tomography (CT) scans.

Upon completion of the program, students earn a certificate and become eligible to sit for the national examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Passing the exam earns students R.T.(R)(ARRT) credentials under the authority of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. 

 Accreditation

The School of Radiologic Technology was awarded an 8 year accreditation in 2017 by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  JRCERT is recognized by the United States Department of Education.

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
website: www.jrcert.org

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) nationally certifies the school’s graduates, and the school is approved by the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Admission Details

Find details about the admissions process, including requirements.

 Institutional and Clinical Affiliation

A degree is NOT required to enter our program. For students entering the program without a degree, prerequisite courses must be taken through Ivy Tech Community College. Upon successful completion of our program, graduates of our program will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree through Ivy Tech. 

OUR CLINICAL SITES:

Hancock Regional Hospital: 801 N. State St., Greenfield

Major Hospital: 2451 Intelliplex Dr., Shelbyville

Community Hospital East: 1500 N. Ritter Ave, Indianapolis

Community Hospital Anderson: 1515 N. Madison Ave, Anderson

To form caring, compassionate, and competent graduates who demonstrate the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills needed to advance the wellness of patients, in partnership with all healthcare providers.

The school’s vision is to instill PRIDE in our students:

  • Professionalism
  • Responsibility
  • Independence
  • Diligence
  • Excellence in our students…. through quality instruction and by example
  1. Students will utilize effective communication skills.
  2. Students will demonstrate clinical competence.
  3. Students will adhere to professional and ethical guidelines
  4. Students will employ critical thinking skills
  • Students will demonstrate essential verbal communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate effective non verbal communication skills
  • Students will employ appropriate radiation protection practices
  • Students will apply positioning skills
  • Students will model professional behaviors
  • Students will understand the importance of the ARRT ethical guidelines
  • Students will modify exams based on patient abilities
  • Students will evaluate image quality

 Admission: Process & Policies

Applications will be accepted Aug. 1, 2022 thru Feb. 23, 2023 for the July, 2023 – May, 2025 program.

If you have specific questions about our program or if you would like to schedule an individual meeting prior to sending an application, please call Program Director Peggy Welage at (317) 468-4468.

Hancock Regional Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has articulated with Ivy Tech Community College to enable our students to obtain an AAS degree upon completion of our program

If you do not, or will not, hold a degree prior to applying for our program, please visit INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS WITHOUT A DEGREE below.

Admission preference is given to applicants who hold a degree at the time of program application.

In order to be considered for the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Associate degree or higher
  • Completion of the following courses from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum course grade of “C” (1.6 on a 4.0 scale):
    • Mathematics/logical reasoning: minimum 3 credit hours in college Algebra or higher-level math
    • Communication: minimum 3 credit hours in English Composition OR Fundamentals of Public Speaking, OR Interpersonal Communication
    • Anatomy and Physiology: minimum 5 credit hours (course credits no older than 5 yrs)
    • Chemistry OR Physics: minimum 3 credit hours
      • High school Chem or Physics is acceptable to fulfill this requirement.
    • Medical Terminology: minimum 2 credit hours (course credits no older than 5 yrs)
    • Introduction to General Psychology OR Principles of Sociology: minimum 3 credit hours

Contact the school with questions about whether a course meets the prerequisites at (317) 468-4468.

No degree? Follow these steps.

Degrees may be obtained through Ivy Tech upon completion of our program.

IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (IVTECH)

  • A total of 22 credit hours in prerequisite courses are required by Ivy Tech in order to confer an Associate of Applied Science in Imaging Science.
    • See IVTech Advising Form below.
  • Applicants must complete 15 prerequisite credit hours, out of the 22 prerequisite credit hours, at Ivy Tech
    • 7 credit hours, out of the 22 prerequisite credit hours, may be transferred in to Ivy Tech according to IVTech course credit transfer policy.
  • HRH prerequisites also include completion of a Chemistry or Physics course
    • The course may be a high school level course OR a college level course
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C-.”
  • Admission preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate completion of all prerequisite courses on the transcript at the time of application over applicants who have not completed all prerequisite courses prior to application.
    • all prerequisite courses must be completed by the program start date
  • Click here to print or view Ivy Tech  prerequisite advising form
  • Applicants must go to IVTech for academic advising and transcript review prior to application/entry into HRH Radiography program. The IVTech Advising Form must be signed by the IVTech academic advisor and be submitted with the program application.
  • Students must have completed A & P I, II and Medical Terminology within the past 5 years of program admission.
  • Applicants who plan to obtain their AAS degree through IVTech, upon completion of our program, will be required to pass an exit exam in the final months of the radiography program, with a minimum HESI score of 675, before the degree will be conferred.
  • Students will apply for graduation through IVTech, Lawrence campus

Students who enter the program without a degree must complete their prerequisite courses through Ivy Tech. Transfer of credit will be completed per institutional policy of Ivy Tech.

STEP #1: OBSERVATION

Upon receipt of the application and verification of the successful completion of prerequisites, the applicant will receive an email with instructions to contact two of our clinical instructors and schedule an appointment for observation at two different clinical education sites. Appointments are made between August 1st and late February. The applicant will:

  • Be at each clinical site for 3-4 hours
  • Dress professionally
  • Tour the imaging department and observe exams/procedures
  • Have the opportunity to talk to current students and technologists
  • Read the policy section of the Handbook for Student Radiographers
  • Read the Technical Performance Standards
  • Read and sign the Statement of Patient Confidentiality.

These are forms you must sign indicating your understanding of what the school expects of its students professionally, academically, mentally, and physically. Observation times fill up quickly, therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

STEP #2: INFORMATION SESSION

All applicants meeting the admission requirements and submitting their application on or before the deadline will be required to attend an information session offered 1-2 weeks following the application deadline. This information session will provide an opportunity to learn about program course work, clinical expectations of our program, and the applicant will be given the opportunity to ask questions of current students and faculty. Attending an information session is MANDATORY for all applicants; please contact the program if there is a conflict with the published date/time.

2023 INFORMATION SESSION(S): Sat, March 4, 2023, 9am;  DUE TO POTENTIAL SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS WE MAY OFFER MORE THAN ONE SESSION THAT DAY.

INVITATIONS AND DIRECTIONS TO THE INFORMATION SESSION ARE SENT UPON THE SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION OF THE PROGRAM APPLICATION.

STEP #3: INTERVIEW

The interview will be with the program faculty, a student representative, and the Advisory Board. Acceptance to the program will be decided by the highest average scores. The number of applicants chosen for acceptance will vary based on the overall number of clinical spots available each year. The interviews will evaluate areas such as scholastics, written and oral communication, maturity, character qualities, professional demeanor, and desire. All applicants will be notified of the program’s decision for enrollment as soon as possible. Those applicants not initially selected for the program may become alternates. Alternates will be ranked based on the average of the interview score. In the event an accepted student declines to attend, the position will be offered to the first alternate, and so on.

THE INTERVIEW DATE WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL APPLICANTS 3-4 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE INTERVIEW.

For questions or further information, please call the school office (317) 468-4468, or e-mail pwelage@hancockregional.org.

First Year tuition: $3500 which includes the $500 deposit that is paid when accepting a position in the program. The deposit is applied toward the first year tuition. More information on the program deposit is provided in the letter of acceptance

Tuition may be paid in one of the following ways:

  • One payment: $3000 due on or before June 1st prior to the program start date.
  • Two payments: First payment of $2000 is due on or before May 31st   prior to the program start date; the second payment of $1000 is due on or before Dec. 1.

*Due at time of tuition payment is a $15 fee for the Clinical Record Log book. Tuition not received by the due date will result in denial of acceptance into the program.

Second year tuition: $3500 which may be paid in one of the following ways:

  • One payment: $3500 due on or before June 30th.
  • Two payments: First payment of $2000 is due on or before June 1; the second payment of $1500 is due on or before Dec. 1.

Students MUST inform the program director if/when they intend to pay in two installments.

Students receiving financial assistance from WorkOne will work with the program director and WorkOne to determine tuition payment.

Tuition not received by the due date(s) will result in an immediate suspension for up to 30 days. When the tuition is received the student may return to school. Time lost due to the suspension must be made up according to the suspension policy defined under Due Process.  If the tuition is not received within the 30 days, the student will be dismissed from the program.

Tuition does not include the cost of textbooks, the fee charged by the ARRT for taking the National Registry Exam, uniform scrubs, or other miscellaneous items.

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS: Hancock Regional Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not participate in the federal financial aid program (FAFSA).

Scholarships for enrolled students are provided by and through the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, however, receipt of a scholarship is NOT guaranteed to any student. Students are provided with the scholarship application annually.  The typical scholarship award is $1000 per student.

The school accepts community-based scholarships; however, the guidelines for a particular scholarship will dictate whether the student/program is eligible to receive the scholarship funds.

STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE: A student activity fee of $200, to cover registry review materials and miscellaneous student related expenses such as field trips, is due by May 31 prior to program entry.  A refund will not be issued after completion of the pre-program visit to occupational health.

TEXTBOOKS: Accepted students will receive information for ordering textbooks from Rittenhouse Book Distributors prior to the start of classes. Students may order textbooks through Rittenhouse or purchase them on their own. Textbook costs through Rittenhouse are approximately $900-$1000 for the program.

Students who choose to purchase textbooks on their own are responsible for making sure they order the correct textbook and correct edition.  Accepted students will also have an opportunity to purchase used textbooks from graduating students.

TUITION REFUND POLICY: A full tuition refund will be given upon student withdrawal if the first-year tuition is paid prior to the tuition deadline. An 80% refund of the first-year tuition will be granted if the student voluntarily withdraws from the program prior to the first day of school, is denied entry as a result of the required drug screen, criminal background check, or pre-enrollment physical.  Tuition will not be refunded at any other time for withdrawal or dismissal from the program.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: A student must submit a letter of voluntary withdrawal to the Program Director.  The student is responsible for returning lead markers, ID badges, radiation badge, loaned books and any other program owned materials. If no letter is submitted, or program items are not returned, the Program Director will not finalize the student’s records and will not authorize the release of any files. The Program Director reserves the right to a two week period after letter submittal to complete finalization of records.  $3200

Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation has scholarship opportunities for students currently enrolled in the hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology. Learn more here.

HANCOCK REGIONAL HOSPITAL  SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

CLINICAL ROTATION COMPOSITE FOR JUNIOR STUDENTS: Class of 2023

In the event one or more students leave the program the established rotations remain the same. Hours are typically 8 am to 4 pm, however, the clinical instructor has the discretion to assign variable hours based on technologist staffing and the student rotation schedule.

1ST TRIMESTER – JULY 12, 2021 through NOVEMBER 6, 2021 (17 wks)

  • ORIENTATION
  • PATIENT TRANSPORTATION
  • PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHY
  • GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY
  • FLUOROSCOPY

2ND TRIMESTER – NOVEMBER 8, 2021 through MARCH 12, 2022 (18 wks)

  • GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY
  • FLUOROSCOPY
  • PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHY
  • VACATION (5 days plus holiday days off)

3RD TRIMESTER – MARCH 14, 2022 through JULY 9, 2022 (17 wks)

  • GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY
  • FLUOROSCOPY
  • PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHY
  • PHLEBOTOMY- minimum of 30 hours

5 days of vacation may be taken June through August; must be scheduled with CI in advance

In the first year all students will rotate through a total of 52 CLINICAL WEEKS (52 weeks include 1 week Christmas vacation and 1 week to be taken between June and Aug):

1.5 WEEKS:   DIDACTIC ORIENTATION

1.5 WEEKS:   CLINIC ORIENTATION

1 WEEK:        PATIENT TRANSPORT

1 WEEK:        PHLEBOTOMY

16 WEEKS:    GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY

16 WEEKS:    FLUOROSCOPY

15 WEEKS:    PORTABL RADIOGRAPHY


CLINICAL ROTATION COMPOSITE FOR SENIOR STUDENTS: Class of 2023

In the event one or more students leave the program the established rotations remain the same. Hours are typically 8am to 4pm, however, during the second year students are also assigned 1pm to 9pm and weekend rotations.  Hours may vary during a rotation to enable the student access to various exams and/or procedures.

4TH TRIMESTER – JULY 10, 2022 through OCTOBER 22, 2022 (15 wks)

  • CT
  • FLUOROSCOPY WITH SPECIAL PROCEDURES
  • SURGICAL PROCEDURES
  • OFF HOURS (1 pm to 9 pm weekdays, class Thursdays)
  • INTERVENTIONAL AT COMMUNITY EAST (4th, 5th, or 6 th tri)
  • WEEKEND HOURS (11am to 7pm; 10 weekends during the 2nd year)

5th TRIMESTER – OCTOBER 23, 2022 through February 4, 2023 (15 wks)

  • CT
  • FLUOROSCOPY WITH SPECIAL PROCEDURES
  • SURGICAL PROCEDURES
  • OFF HOURS (1 pm to 9 pm weekdays, class Thursdays)
  • WEEKEND HOURS (11am to 7pm; 10 weekends during the 2nd year)
  • INTERVENTIONAL AT COMMUNITY EAST(4th, 5th, or 6 th tri)
  • ALTERNATE CLINICAL SITES
  • VACATION (5 days plus holiday days off)

6th TRIMESTER – February 5, 2023 TO MAY 23, 2023 (15 wks)

  • CONTRAST INJECTION
  • FLUOROSCOPY WITH SPEC PROCEDURES
  • CT
  • OFF HOURS (1 pm to 9 pm weekdays, class Thursdays)
  • WEEKEND HOURS (11am to 7pm; 10 weekends during 2nd year)
  • ELECTIVE ROTATIONS
  • SURGICAL PROCEDURES
  • MRI
  • NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • ULTRASOUND

One week of vacation is scheduled at the end of 6th trimester if no makeup time is needed.

In the second year all students will rotate through a total of 45 CLINICAL WEEKS (45 weeks includes 1 week Christmas vacation and 1 week to be taken in May):

11 WEEKS:    SURGERY                                          2 days:  NUCLEAR MEDICINE

10 WEEKS:    FLUORO W/SPEC PROC                 1 WEEK:        MRI

2 WEEKS:      INTERVENTIONAL                            1 WEEK:        U/S

1 WEEK:        CONTRAST INJECTION                   10 WEEKENDS: 11am – 7pm

8 WEEKS:      1pm – 9pm                                     2 WEEKS:      ELECTIVES


CLINICAL ROTATION COMPOSITE FOR JUNIOR STUDENTS: Class of 2024

In the event one or more students leave the program the established rotations remain the same. Hours are typically 8 am to 4 pm, however, the clinical instructor has the discretion to assign variable hours based on technologist staffing and the student rotation schedule.

1ST TRIMESTER – JULY 11, 2022 through NOVEMBER 5, 2022 (17 wks)

  • ORIENTATION
  • PATIENT TRANSPORTATION
  • PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHY
  • GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY
  • FLUOROSCOPY

2ND TRIMESTER – NOVEMBER 6, 2022 through MARCH 11, 2023 (18 wks)

  • GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY
  • FLUOROSCOPY
  • PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHY
  • VACATION (5 days plus holiday days off)

3RD TRIMESTER – MARCH 12, 2023 through JULY 8, 2023 (17 wks)

  • GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY
  • FLUOROSCOPY
  • PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHY
  • PHLEBOTOMY- minimum of 30 hours

5 days of vacation may be taken June through August; must be scheduled with CI in advance

In the first year all students will rotate through a total of 52 CLINICAL WEEKS (52 weeks include 1 week Christmas vacation and 1 week to be taken between June and Aug):

 1.5 WEEKS:   DIDACTIC ORIENTATION

1.5 WEEKS:   CLINIC ORIENTATION

1 WEEK:        PATIENT TRANSPORT

1 WEEK:        PHLEBOTOMY

16 WEEKS:    GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY

16 WEEKS:    FLUOROSCOPY

15 WEEKS:    PORTABL RADIOGRAPHY


CLINICAL ROTATION COMPOSITE SENIOR STUDENTS: Class of 2024

In the event one or more students leave the program the established rotations remain the same. Hours are typically 8am to 4pm, however, during the second year students are also assigned 1pm to 9pm and weekend rotations.  Hours may vary during a rotation to enable the student access to various exams and/or procedures.

4TH TRIMESTER – JULY 9, 2023 through OCTOBER 21, 2023 (15 wks)

  • CT
  • FLUOROSCOPY WITH SPECIAL PROCEDURES
  • SURGICAL PROCEDURES
  • OFF HOURS (1 pm to 9 pm weekdays, class Thursdays)
  • INTERVENTIONAL AT COMMUNITY EAST (4th, 5th, or 6 th tri)
  • WEEKEND HOURS (11am to 7pm; 10 weekends during the 2nd year)

5th TRIMESTER – OCTOBER 22, 2023 through February 3, 2024 (15 wks)

  • CT
  • FLUOROSCOPY WITH SPECIAL PROCEDURES
  • SURGICAL PROCEDURES
  • OFF HOURS (1 pm to 9 pm weekdays, class Thursdays)
  • WEEKEND HOURS (11am to 7pm; 10 weekends during the 2nd year)
  • INTERVENTIONAL AT COMMUNITY EAST(4th, 5th, or 6 th tri)
  • ALTERNATE CLINICAL SITES
  • VACATION (5 days plus holiday days off)

6th TRIMESTER – February 4, 2024 TO MAY 21, 2024 (15 wks)

  • CONTRAST INJECTION
  • FLUOROSCOPY WITH SPEC PROCEDURES
  • CT
  • OFF HOURS (1 pm to 9 pm weekdays, class Thursdays)
  • WEEKEND HOURS (11am to 7pm; 10 weekends during 2nd year)
  • ELECTIVE ROTATIONS
  • SURGICAL PROCEDURES
  • MRI
  • NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • ULTRASOUND

One week of vacation is scheduled at the end of 6th trimester if no makeup time is needed.

In the second year all students will rotate through a total of 45 CLINICAL WEEKS (45 weeks includes 1 week Christmas vacation and 1 week to be taken in May): 

6-8 WEEKS:  CT                                              6 days:         ALTERNATE CLINIC SITE

11 WEEKS:      SURGERY                                      2 days:        NUCLEAR MEDICINE

10 WEEKS:    FLUORO W/SPEC PROC             1 WEEK:        MRI/ HAND INJECTION/US

2 WEEKS:      INTERVENTIONAL                         10 WEEKENDS: 11am-7pm

2 WEEKS:      INDIVIDUAL CONCENTRATION

8 WEEKS:      1pm – 9pm                                  2 WEEKS:      ELECTIVES

HOLIDAYS: In addition to 2 weeks of vacation during the first and second year, students are off on the following 6 holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th

 Program Details

Clinical Education: Clinical rotations are established by program faculty to ensure that the classroom and clinical education correlate as closely as possible and to offer each student the opportunity to expand his/her clinical knowledge as his/her education progresses. These rotations will include day, evening, and weekend assignments. Additionally, limited travel to each clinical site is required in the second year. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the supervising technologist of excused time away from the assigned clinical rotation. Excused time would include, but is not limited to, class, testing, meetings, illness, injury, or family emergency. Tardies or unexcused absences will be reflected in the evaluation.

Prior to the July start date students accepted to the program will make an appointment with Occupational Health for the following: drug screen, review of immunizations records, respirator fit test, review of general health, TB test.

Background checks will be conducted by the Hancock Regional Hospital Human Resources Dept.

Student technologists must be able to demonstrate specific performance criteria as outlined in the Technical Performance Standards

VACCINE INFORMATION: Individuals accepted to our program must provide a vaccination record to Occupational Health during the pre-program Occupational Health visit.  Due to clinical site requirements, students accepted to our program are required to provide documentation for all CDC/CMS recommended vaccinations, and are required to obtain the flu vaccine annually.  

The Program Director and Clinical Instructor are available to the students and technologists to discuss any concerns related to the clinical rotations. If either party deems necessary, a meeting may be scheduled to express concerns regarding rotations or to offer suggestions to make the rotations more beneficial.

Specific clinical policies may be found in the Student Handbook, Section II, III

For Didactic courses, students must maintain a:

  1. minimum end of trimester course average of 75% in all didactic courses
  2. minimum final course average of 80%
  3. minimum cumulative trimester average of 80%
  4. minimum cumulative didactic average of 80% throughout the 23-month program

For Clinical courses, the students must maintain a:

  1. minimum end of trimester course average of 85% in all clinical courses
  2. minimum cumulative trimester average of 85%
  3. minimum cumulative clinical average of 85% throughout the 23-month program

STUDENTS MUST MAINTAIN A CUMULATIVE PROGRAM AVERAGE OF 82.5% THROUGHOUT THE 23-MONTH PROGRAM.

Requirements for graduation and verification of student eligibility to sit for the ARRT National Registry include completion of the following:

  • rotation objectives as set forth by the program
  • clinical competency requirements
  • clinical rotations as set forth by the program
  • didactic requirements as mandated by the ARRT/ASRT
  • clinical portion of the program with a minimum cumulative average of 85%
  • didactic portion of the program with a minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • HESI with minimum score of 675 if obtaining AAS degree from Ivy Tech

The students must demonstrate competence in:

  • application of body mechanics, patient transfer
  • CPR
  • sterile and medical aseptic technique
  • nursing procedures; vital signs and use of medical equipment
  • venipuncture/placement of IV catheter
  • a minimum of 45 mandatory radiographic procedures as established by the program in conjunction with ARRT
  • a minimum of 15 elective procedures as established by the program in conjunction with ARRT
  • CT scanning of the head, thorax, and abdomen

Scores in the following courses determine the cumulative didactic average:

Core Courses: Rad 200, Rad 210, Rad 211, Rad 220, Rad 221, Rad 222, Rad 230, Rad 231, Rad 232, Rad 300, Rad 310, Rad 320, Rad 330, Rad 340, Rad 240, Rad 241, Rad 242, Rad 360, Rad 361, Rad 362

Non Core Courses: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Simulated Registry Exams, Peer Teaching

Grading Scale:

100-95: A

94.9-88: B

87.9-80: C

79.9-75: D

74.9 or below: Failure

Scores in the following courses determine the cumulative clinical average: Clinical Performance Evaluation, Mock Simulation, Evaluation of Competency, Image Analysis, Portfolio

Grading Scale:

100-95: A

94.9-88: B

87.9-85: C

84.9 or below: Failure

The Buckley Amendment assures the student of a fair policy, the right to privacy, and an appeals process.  Should a student have a complaint resulting from a decision, act, or omission that directly affects the student, or, it is felt the student has not received fair and equitable treatment, the student has the undeniable right to initiate an appeals process.

If the student has a concern about the school not being in compliance with the Standards, the JRCERT may be contacted by at: JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850. Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Students must exhaust all steps in the appeal process prior to making contact with the JRCERT.

APPEALS MECHANISM

Step #1 – Should the student wish to lodge a complaint the student must do so within 3 business days of the action/incident by submitting a written statement to the Program Director and/or the Clinical Instructor. A meeting will take place with the student and program director. A written or verbal decision will be given within 5 business days. If the student believes the decision to be unjust, the student may proceed to step #2. 

Step #2 – The student must submit a written statement of the complaint to the Hancock Regional Hospital Imaging Department Director and Program Director within 3 business days of the decision made in step #1. A meeting between the three individuals will be scheduled. A verbal or written decision will be given within 5 business days following the meeting. If the student believes the decision to be unjust, the student may proceed to step #3.

Step #3 – The student must within 3 business days after the decision in step #2 submit a written summary of the complaint to the School Advisory Board*.  An Advisory Board meeting will be arranged to review the student’s concern at the earliest time available.  A written decision will be given within 5 business days following the meeting.  If the student believes the decision to be unjust, the student may proceed to step #4.

Step #4 – The student must within 3 business days after receiving the decision from step #3 submit a written summary of the concern to the Hancock Regional Hospital Administration.**  The Hancock Regional Hospital Administration will review the student’s concern at its earliest convenience and will, within 30 days, render the final and binding decision between the hospital and/or school and the student.

*The Program Director and the student’s Clinical Instructor will not be involved in complaint decisions made by the Advisory Board.

** Program faculty and the Imaging Department director will not be involved in complaint decisions made by the Hancock Regional Hospital Administration.

 Student Support Services

Student services include, but are not limited to:

  • Free flu shots
  • Free Hep B immunizations
  • Free CPR certification
  • Cafe discounts
  • Free parking
  • Registry Review Seminar and HESI testing included in program cost
  • Access to counseling via Pastoral Services or Social Services
  • Educational tutoring via program faculty
  • Program Awards, including:
    • Lambda Nu National Honor Society, Clinical Excellence monetary award
  • Field trips, including:
    • RSNA, IN Medical History Museum, Special Exhibits, Quiz Bowl
  • HRH Foundation Scholarships
    • amounts ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 + books

 Faculty & Advisory Board

Peggy Welage, M.S.,R.T.(R)(M), Program Director

Nicole Roland, R.T.(R), Clinical Instructor – HRH

Ashley Combs, R.T. (R)(CT), Clinical Instructor- Major Hospital

Alison Fischer, R.T.(R)(CT), Lead technologist- Major Hospital

Amber Kuhn, R.T.(R)(CT), Director, Imaging Services- Major Hospital

Christina Herwehe, R.T.(R), Clinical Instructor- Community Hospital East

Lisa Wood, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)(QM)CRA, Director, Imaging Services – HRH

Jenn Lightcap, Director of Guidance, Eastern Hancock High School