Southern Vermont College Partners with Glens Falls Hospital to Expand Radiologic Sciences Program
July 25, 2013
As part of a new partnership, Glens Falls Hospital will now serve as a clinical site for Southern Vermont College’s (SVC) Radiologic Sciences program. Located in upstate New York, Glens Falls is the largest health care provider between Albany and Montreal, providing SVC students the opportunity to work with some of the best health care staff in the area.
“Expansion of our health care program is critical to meeting the workforce needs of the future. SVC is committed to this effort, and I am delighted to have Glens Falls Hospital as our new partner,” Karen Gross, President of Southern Vermont College, said.
The partnership with Glens Falls Hospital advances SVC’s reputation for providing a state-of-the-art Radiologic Sciences degree. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). In 2012, the radiologic program celebrated a 100 percent career placement rate of its graduates. As the latest addition to SVC’s impressive list of clinical sites, Glens Falls Hospital will enable the department to admit nearly double the amount of incoming students and increase the program’s elective class opportunities.
“Surviving in today’s medical field is all about adapting to the evolving health care industry—today’s radiologic technologist must have experience working with sophisticated technology in order to embark on a thriving career,” explains Linda Lippacher, Director of SVC’s Radiologic Sciences Curriculum. “Glens Falls Hospital is one of the busiest hospitals in the Northeast and with its state-of the-art equipment and Level II Trauma Center, it offers our students the opportunity to gain unique in-the-field experiences necessary for perfecting their radiography skills.”
Glens Falls Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology opened in 1951. With recent changes in educational requirements, the hospital closed its school. The partnership with SVC allows Glens Falls Hospital to remain an educational environment for radiologic students. Additionally, the agreement between the two institutions allows Glens Falls Hospital’s current students to continue their education under SVC’s high-quality radiologic program.
“We’re honored to be a part of Southern Vermont College’s prestigious radiologic program,” said Dianne Shugrue, President and CEO of Glens Falls Hospital. “I’m certain that the combination of SVC’s superior leadership and impressive curriculum and our advanced facilities will enhance our abilities to educate and support successful radiologic technologists in the years to come.”
SVC radiologic students will begin their clinicals at Glens Falls Hospital in the fall of 2013.
Glens Falls Hospital
Glens Falls Hospital is a comprehensive integrated system of primary care, specialty care and hospital services, serving a six-county region of the southern Adirondacks. With hundreds of employees and 28 regional locations, it is the largest health care provider between Albany and Montreal, offering a wide range of physician services, hospital care, and community health improvement programs. For more information: www.glensfallshospital.org or facebook.com/GlensFallsHospital.
Melissa North, Instructor, Division of Nursing.