Faculty & Staff Newsletter

October 12, 2021

News from Academic Affairs

Paramedic Certificate Program: The three-semester Paramedic certificate program is now offered at the flat-rate price of $6,700 that includes tuition, fees, books, and uniform. Additionally, Ohio residents may be eligible for up to 100% of tuition and fees paid for by the Choose Ohio First grant.

Proposed AAS Surgical Technology Program: The UG Curriculum Committee has approved this Program, and is pending Faculty Assembly review. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has also approved the College to offer this Program. Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) authorization is in process. Following HLC and ODHE approvals, approval will also be needed by the U.S. Department of Education to offer federal aid to the students. If all approvals and authorizations are received in a timely manner, this Program will start in fall 2022.

Certificate Name Change: The UG Curriculum Committee approved a name change for the Women’s Health Imaging certificate to Mammography & Bone Densitometry certificate. The name change was made to be more inclusive and to accurately depict the modalities covered. Approval for this change is pending ODHE, and HLC approvals/notification, and Faculty Assembly review.

Dr. Quentin Moore’s peer-reviewed manuscript “Determining if Perceived Reasons for Inappropriate Imaging Studies Differ by Modality, Shift Type, or Setting” was accepted for publication in Radiologic Technology, the journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Department Summary

Focus is centered on implementing two new IPE activities and sustainability of previous pilots that have been integrated into the curriculum. Fall semester includes facilitation of Intro to IPE, Telehealth Education (virtual, flipped classroom and live simulation), Rapid Response, IPE Opioid Crisis, IPE Disaster Day (virtual and live comprehensive simulation), IPE Communication Lab and Radiation Safety. Dawn Borgerson presented “Building a Culture of High Performing Teams: IPE & Collaborative Practice” at Faculty Development Day, Aug 26, 2021.

IPE Communication Lab pilots on campus across four programs (AASN/BSN/EMT/PA) and includes an external partner; BGSU athletic training students. This lab focuses on interdisciplinary communication among caregivers while treating patients in diverse healthcare settings. Communication strategies will be discussed along with common communication barriers providing methods to overcome these obstacles. Students will demonstrate effective communication techniques through participation in an escape room activity and role-play scenarios to facilitate interprofessional collaborative practice.

Radiation Safety Lab pilots on campus across two programs (RAD/PA) with focus on roles/responsibilities, radioprotection, image acquisition, and quality assurance.

It's not too late to sign up for online certification programs with the Online Learning Consortium, new classes are running all of the time! If you're interested contact Dan French. Distance Education has been working with Mercy College IT to put the finishing touches on the new Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). All of the video and audio equipment is operational, and we hope to produce the first professional development webinar from the new facility before the end of October. Stay tuned for more news!

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Flu Vaccination Announcement

Submitted by Sherri Boggs

Associates who receive the flu shot vaccination outside of BSMH MUST email proof of vaccine to It will then get uploaded to the associate's chart by an Associate in the Employee Health Department of BSMH. For questions and/or concerns please contact Andrea Rohrs at

Get Your Flu Shot

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Upcoming Mercy Health Flu Shot Clinics

Tuesday, Oct. 19, St V’s 11a-3p CC#1/CC#2

Wednesday, Oct. 20, St Anne-Conf Rm 1 7a-11a

Tuesday, Oct. 26, St Anne-Conf Rm 2 8a-12p

Wednesday, Oct. 27, St Charles-Oregon Rm 10a-2p

Friday, Oct. 29, St V’s 7a – 11a CC#2 Auditorium

Halloween Howl Changes - Children's Halloween Treat Bags Available

Due to the pandemic and to keep safety and wellbeing at the forefront, Halloween Howl has some changes this year: Students, faculty, and staff can request a Halloween Howl Goodie Bag for their children under the age of 14! Goodie bag pickup will occur during the week of October 25th.

Complete the form to reserve your children's treat bags.

Mercy College Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Survey Reminder

Submitted by Javier Solorzano

Dear Mercy College Faculty & Staff,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. As a friendly reminder, the Mercy College Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) survey is now open and available for submissions. The survey was designed to help Mercy College gain an understanding of current perspectives and experiences related to DEI. The data collected will be used to understand the present campus climate and inform Mercy College on next steps to strengthen DEI. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and is confidential. Your participation is important and we encourage you all to share your voice and experiences!

The survey will close on October 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Link to Survey:

Javier Solorzano, M.A.
Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart.

Submitted by Jeff Metzger

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and it is a great time to brush up on good security practices, both at work and at home. This year's themes include enabling multi-factor authentication on your accounts, following good password protocols, watching out for phishing attempts, limiting what you post on social media, minimizing the permissions given to mobile apps, and being careful with public Wi-Fi networks. For more information and cyber safety tips, please check out the resources available from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.

Reminder: Tent City Collection Drive

Submitted by Lori Yarger

Tent city image with students

The NUR 402 students are having a collection drive as they participate in Tent City this year. They are collecting new or gently used hats, gloves and scarves as well as toiletries that will be handed out on October 23. Please see the flyer for details. Collection boxes are located at the Jefferson St. elevators, 3rd-floor student lounge, and Professor Yarger's office (M3816). The collection ends on 10/20/21.


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