JFK Health is committed to excellence in providing quality and compassionate healthcare services to its diverse communities.
At JFK Health, we recognize the value of every person and are guided by our commitment to excellence and leadership. We demonstrate this by providing exemplary physical, emotional and spiritual care for each of our patients and their families; by balancing a commitment to caring for those most in need with the provision of highly specialized services to a broader community; and, by fostering a work environment where each person is valued, respected and has an opportunity for personal and professional growth.
The philosophy of JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Medical Imaging is derived from, and is in accord with, the central purpose and philosophy of JFK Medical Center of which it is a part.
The Faculty of JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Medical Imaging believe that:
Man* is a complex rational being capable of self-determination. Interacting with his environment, Man uses his intellect to engage in self-care requisites. Subsumed in Man’s freedom of choice is that he is responsible and accountable for his actions.
Health is a dynamic state of well-being encompassing both structural and functional wholeness. It is sustained by self-care activities that are learned and reinforced by values, beliefs and habits. The faculty believes that the pursuit of health is a basic right of all individuals.
Medical Imaging is the use of high-energy modalities (e.g. X-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, tomography) in order to allow visualization of body tissues. It is a very important service in the health care industry today in order to give the highest level of care to the ailing population. It is accomplished by the Doctors and the Technologists who use the evidence based practice with the extensive knowledge of anatomy and pathology that they have acquired in academia. It requires good understanding of the human anatomy and physiology. During the process we make sure they also understand the limitations of the use of the imaging techniques and other modalities when required to help in the diagnosis since it is key to management and alleviation of the patient’s symptoms to the patient. All of the imaging modalities are and interdependent.
Education for professional Medical Imaging prepares individuals from various types of educational programs to sit for a common licensing examination. The Faculty believes that one means of preparation as a medical imaging professional is through diploma education. Accordingly, the faculty embraces the belief that the graduate of this program is prepared for entry into practice to function as a generalist in organized medical imaging services where the roles are well defined.
Teaching-learning is an interactional, ongoing process in which a person integrates new and previously held knowledge and beliefs to form new insights and ideas. Learning is a self directed activity with the faculty functioning as facilitators of learning creating an environment which promotes self discovery, creativity, problem solving, and beginning critical thinking skills. As a result of the teaching-learning process, the learner demonstrates growth and/or a change in behavior.
It is the responsibility of the School to provide an environment in which the student can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a beginning practitioner, and it is the responsibility of the School to socialize the student into nursing and foster accountability in the individual.
Society is a complex social system created by Man for nurturing, education, protection and welfare. It is the responsibility of the School, its faculty, students and graduates to be aware of the multicultural diversity of the community, to be responsive to its health needs and to strive to interact with members of the community in order to meet these needs to the fullest extent possible.
Within the profession of Imaging, opportunities must be actively fostered to provide educational opportunities for individuals who wish to change goals and advance from one level of Imaging practice to another.