A member of Humboldt General Hospital's radiology team has achieved
the nation's highest certification in ultrasound.
Radiologic technologist Billie Goodale achieved her advanced registry after
passing a rigorous final exam in February.
This is the second advanced registry for Goodale, who is also registered
in Computed Tomography (CT Scan). She began working in HGH's Radiology
Department in July 2010.
Humboldt General Hospital Administrative Director of Imaging Pam Wickkiser
said she is proud of Goodale for placing such a high priority on clinical
"Billie's desire is to continue learning and growing," she
said. "This department thrives on education, in being the best we
can be for our patients, and Billie is a great contributing member to
Wickkiser said becoming registered in a modality is an incredibly rigorous,
"Billie has worked hard to pass this exam and we applaud her for her
desire to provide the best possible care to the residents of this community."
Wickkiser said each of her six technologists are registered in at least
one modality; some have multiple registries. The entire group, including
Goodale, also are have their national registries from the American Registry
of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
A person is certified by the ARRT after meeting educational preparation
standards, complying with ethics standards, and passing a comprehensive exam.
"We are striving for clinical excellence," Wickkiser said, "and
in order to demonstrate our commitment to the highest educational and
ethical standards within our profession, this registry process is absolutely
The Radiology Department offers imaging services for eight modalities including
MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, Vascular Ultrasound, Obstetrical Ultrasound, Cardiac
Ultrasound, Mammography and Bone Densitometry.
Wickkiser said, "Our goal is to have the latest technology for our
patients, and that has resulted from a combined commitment from our department,
the hospital's administration and its board of directors."
She added, "As a team, our goal is to make sure that we provide Humboldt
County with the finest imaging services possible."
For more information on Humboldt General Hospital's Radiology Department
or to make an appointment, please call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1131.