Watson Receives Recognition as a Certified Radiology Administrator

Posted: 12/15/2014

Imaging Director Tim WatsonTim Watson, imaging director at Brookings Health System, has received the credential of Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) through the Radiology Administration Certification Commission (RACC). Watson now holds the CRA designation.

Watson joined Brookings Health System’s staff in 1998 and has spent the past four years as the imaging director. Prior to working at the health system, he worked for Rapid City Regional Hospital and Sioux Valley Family Practice Physicians in Sioux Falls. Watson holds a bachelor’s degree from SDSU and attended radiologic technology school at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

The Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) program is the first and only credentialing opportunity recognizing the range of skills and expertise an imaging administrator possesses. The credential was designed to recognize professional competencies in five key medical imaging management areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Communication and Information Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Asset Management

Candidates who meet education and experience requirements and pass a national examination are awarded the credential CRA, recognizes medical imaging management excellence.

Brookings Health System closely works with referring physicians to provide imaging services such as MRI, CT, X-ray, and ultrasound locally. Radiologists and technologists provide high resolution, digital images using the newest medical imaging technology to diagnose and treat a variety of injuries and diseases. For more information on Brookings Health System’s full range of imaging services, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/Imaging.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.