Our Mission, Values & Goals - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Our Mission, Values & Goals

The mission of an organization defines its reason for existence, reveals its nature and expresses the organization’s commitment and aim. The health care ministries of the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare have such a mission. Every member organization in our system has a role in carrying out this mission and each individual associate, physician, volunteer, board member and leader is dedicated to making the mission statement a reality within his or her organization.

Our Mission

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is committed to living out the healing ministry of Jesus by providing exceptional and compassionate health care service that promotes the dignity and well being of the people we serve.

Our Values

Our Values, which flow from our Mission and Catholic tradition, must have meaning for every one of us. Through them we put the healing ministry of Jesus into practice throughout the Wheaton Franciscan system. We expect that all associates, physicians, volunteers, and anyone else acting on behalf of the organization follow these Values to have a positive impact on every person whose life we touch.

  • Respect: We value each person as sacred, created in the image and likeness of God, which gives worth and meaning to each person’s life.
  • Integrity: We value honesty and words and actions that build trust.
  • Development: We value personal and professional growth that combines the physical, emotional, spiritual and relational aspects of life and work.
  • Excellence: We value superior performance in our work and service.
  • Stewardship: We value our responsibility to use human, financial and natural resources entrusted to us for the common good, with special concern for those who are poor.

School of Radiologic Technology Mission Statement

The Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph School of Radiologic Technology is dedicated to educating and developing students to their individual potentials so they may perform cognitively, technically, affectively, and with problem solving skills necessary to practice as a competent Radiographer with confidence and personal satisfaction.

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: The student will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate proper patient positioning.
  • Students will use proper radiation protection in the clinical area.

Goal 2: The student will be able to communicate effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients.
  • Students will modify communication skills to age appropriateness.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills with members of the medical team.

Goal 3: The student will use critical thinking & problem solving skills in the clinical environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will adapt routines for trauma/critically ill patients.
  • Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.

Goal 4: The student will participate in professional growth and development.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students in the 2nd year, will participate in the WAERT/WSRT educational symposium.
  • Students will adhere to all aspects of Affected Domain: uniform/appearance, punctuality, evaluation and professional development/continuing education.
  • The Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare value of Stewardship. Seek out an opportunity each year to contribute resources of time, services or money to help those in need.

Goal 5: The program will be effective.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt.
  • Of those pursing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 12 months post-graduation.
  • Students will complete the program within 24 months.
  • Students will be satisfied with their education.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.

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