Medical Education Is A Fundamental Part Of UHC’s Heritage And Mission. UHC Is Involved In Various Kinds Of Education And Training Partnerships.
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Transition to Practice – Graduate Nurse Bridge Program
Mission, Vision and Values Statement
Mission: To promote integration of knowledge, clinical excellence and compassionate care.
Vision: To support graduate nurses in the development of knowledge, skills, abilities and judgement through education, clinical experiences and professional development.
- Compassion- Exhibits awareness and respect of different beliefs, customs or life experiences of patients, families and coworkers.
- Communication- Provides clear relevant, accurate information throughout the continuum of care to patients, families and team members.
- Commitment- Take ownership of actions and strive to demonstrate positive interactions and professional demeanor at all times.
- Competence- Function as an effective and respectful team member in the delivery of compassionate, safe, quality care to all UHC patients.
Transition to Practice – Graduate Nurse Bridge Program is designed to assist graduate nurses in the transition from academics to clinical practice and application of knowledge as they become professional nurses. The program fosters strong clinical and critical reasoning skills and helps the graduates gain confidence though classroom training, preceptor-led direct patient care, multidisciplinary experiences, and peer support. The Bridge Program is six months in length and consists of classroom orientation and didactic, Bridge clinical, preceptor-led clinical experience and monthly professional development education sessions.
Leslie D. Perine MSN, RN
Director of Professional Practice and Education
Program Director for Transition to Practice – Graduate Nurse Bridge Program
Eva Clutter BSN, RN
Graduate Nurse Coordinator
Seth Fitzwater MSHRM
Graduate Nurse Recruiter
School of Radiologic Technology
UHC offers a certificate program in Radiologic Technology for individuals interested in pursuing training in this field. UHC School of Radiologic Technology maintains a strategic partnership with Pierpont Community and Technical College so that individuals successfully completing graduation requirements may also receive an Associate Degree.
The training period is 22.5 months and begins in August of each year. In addition to formal classes and laboratory practice, clinical experience in Radiologic Technology is provided under the guidance of a Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Preceptors and staff technologists, all of whom are ARRT certified.
The School of Radiologic Technology was granted the maximum accreditation award of 8 years by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology(www.jrcert.org).
JRCERT inquiries may be directed to:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Tel: (312) 704-5300
For more information and an application to UHC Radiologic Technology program click here.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
United Hospital Center offers a certificate program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography for individuals who are interested in pursuing training in this field. UHC Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is designed as an advanced discipline of study for graduates of an accredited educational program in Radiologic Technology. UHC Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is 18 months in length beginning each year in July. The program incorporates clinical and didactic experiences to prepare individuals for professional practice in abdomen, vascular, obstetric, and gynecologic sonography.
The Vascular, Obstetric/Gynecology, Abdomen and Extended DMS Programs at United Hospital Center are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (www.jrcdms.org).
For more information about UHC Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program and an application click here.
ACCREDITATION Inquiries may be directed to:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Email: Gerry Magat – Executive Director – email@example.com
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 113th Street, N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
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United Hospital Center is pleased to offer a new resource to the north central West Virginia community with the addition of a clinical navigator, at the Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center.
The clinical navigator will focus on the breast patient’s continuum of care by providing the following:
Teaching/encouraging a breast cancer risk reducing healthy lifestyle
Age appropriate breast cancer screening practices
Education and support for patients while undergoing diagnosis
Following breast cancer patients and families through treatment
Providing education, support and resource mobilization through the entire care continuum from prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and during transition to survivorship.
Development of a breast cancer education and support group
The clinical navigator is available to assist UHC patients and the north central West Virginia community, by being a navigator or guide for breast health practices and for patients and families after the diagnosis of breast cancer. For more information please call the Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at 681.342.1810.