The Franciscan Health Crown Point School of Echocardiography Class of 2016 was honored during a graduation program that took place Nov. 17 at the Marian Education Center. The School of Echocardiography is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that prepares students for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or Cardiovascular Credentialing International examinations, which are recognized as the leading choices for credentialing in the field of cardiac ultrasound.
The 22-month, hospital-based program incorporates classroom instruction, lab skills and clinical experiences in a variety of health care settings, which allow students to learn the art and science of echocardiography. Shown front row, from left, are Beatriz Chavez, of Munster; Sharon Demi, of South Bend; Katrina Svetich, of Crown Point; and Emilija Muvceski, of Crown Point. Back row, from left, are Nicole Charriere, of Westville; Jami-Cole-Nard, of Crestwood, Ill.; Ronald Fotopoulos, of Chicago; Deena Mayar, of Munster; Teresa Moore, of West Lafayette; and Jeffrey Ringenberg, of Huntington. For more information on the program, contact Lori Hult, the school’s clinical coordinator, at (219) 757-6132.