October 24, 2016
Citrus Memorial Hospital recently announced five Ultrasound Technologists have earned accreditation in their field of practice. Leslie Strobl, Deborah DeVito, Ron Hall, Chris Helton and Angel Vega each received their Registered Vascular Technology accreditation.
“The Registered Vascular Technologist in Ultrasound is an accreditation that raises the standard of the ultrasound practice within the facility and promotes best practices for enhanced patient safety and quality,” said Citrus Memorial Hospital Director of Diagnostic Imaging, Rocco Cirocco. “This advanced registry certifies the medical professional in both physics and anatomical and pathological identification in the vascular ultrasound arena. By earning the RVT credential, healthcare professionals gain a critical edge in promoting public safety in vascular ultrasound.
The Registered Vascular Technologist credential requires the applicant to pass a Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) exam and the Vascular Technology exam within five years. The Vascular Technology exam assesses knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of anatomy and hemodynamics of cerebrovascular, venous, peripheral and abdominal blood vessels. On average, fewer than 58% of applicants pass the exam.
Pictured: Leslie Strobl, Deborah Devito, Ron Hall, Chris Helton and Angel Vega.
About Citrus Memorial Hospital
Celebrating more than a 50 year history of healing, Citrus Memorial Hospital is the leading provider of healthcare in Citrus County and the surrounding area. More than 150 physicians and 1,000 employees at the 204-bed acute care hospital offer a wide range of services including 24-hour emergency room care, heart and vascular surgery, orthopedic and spine surgery, and women’s services. Citrus Memorial is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and is fully licensed by the State of Florida.