Angelic McDonald, CRA, MSRS, RT, assistant director of Imaging Services at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, recently passed the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) examination to become one of fewer than 720 people nationwide who have earned this designation. McDonald is now one of 7 people in the greater Houston area who are CRA certified.
“Angie is a consummate professional. She is always at the leading edge of what is current in the Imaging world,” says Jan Terry, administrative director of Ancillary Services at the hospital in northwest Houston. “As a result, she has developed, in conjunction with the radiologists on our medical staff, a program which helps assure our patients receive the absolute lowest dose of radiation possible to obtain the needed information. This assures the patient has a quality examination with minimum radiation exposure. She is constantly thinking of ways to provide our patients with more quality and in a safer environment.”
The CRA designation is the only professional credential developed specifically for radiology administrators. The CRA program, which includes the examination, is managed by the Radiology Administration Certification Commission, a self-governing body created to maintain the integrity and relevance of the designation. Successful exam candidates are able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of five areas that relate to daily job activities, including human resource management, asset resource management, fiscal management, operations management, and communication and information management.
“I would like to congratulate Angie on this achievement,” adds Sherry Worsham, RT (R)(M), director of Imaging Services at Cy-Fair Hospital. “She works very hard and is instrumental to the success of the Imaging Department. She is a great resource for her peers and she encourages staff to always do more.”