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The Medical Center

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center was located at the corner of Randolph Road and Park Avenue in Plainfield, New Jersey. It was a voluntary, non-profit, community teaching medical center, originally known as Muhlenberg Hospital.

Muhlenberg Hospital was founded in 1877 when the residents of Plainfield realized, after a tragic accident, that their community needed a healthcare facility. A railroad brakeman had fallen from a passing coal train and the surgeon treating him had to amputate his leg in the only facility available, a railroad freight shed. Following this incident, the residents of Plainfield planned, financed and built the city’s first hospital on Muhlenberg Place, now West Third Street. The hospital was named after the Rev. Dr. William A. Muhlenberg, former rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in New York and the founder of St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. Its doors were opened December 1, 1881, as Muhlenberg Hospital.

Muhlenberg Hospital moved to its present location in 1903 with a bed capacity of 60 and grew to become a large voluntary non-profit hospital. In April 1986, the hospital changed its name to Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Inc., which more accurately described the growth in programs and services of the institution as well as symbolized the scope of the geographic area it served.

In 1998, the hospital merged with John F. Kennedy Medical Center in the forming of Solaris Health System. The Schools became an affiliate of the Solaris Health System.

In 2006, the Schools moved into a new state of the art teaching facility on the Muhlenberg campus donated through the generosity of Audrey Snyder, the daughter of Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder. The Schools name was changed to include the names of Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder.

In 2008, Solaris Health System closed Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center as an acute care facility and transferred sponsorship of the educational programs to JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. In October of 2011, Solaris Health System changed its name to JFK Health System to better reflect our continued commitment to the health care of our entire community.

School of Nursing

The School was established in 1894 and celebrated its Centennial in 1994. It graduated its first class, two in number, in 1896. At that time, the program was two years in length.

Today, The School has an enrollment of over 500 students and graduates on an average of 70-80 students annually.

At its inception in 1894, The School was associated with Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, and in 2008, sponsorship was transferred to JFK Medical Center. Since 1894 The School has continually offered a nationally accredited Diploma Program in Nursing. In September 1971, an affiliation with UNION County College in Cranford, New Jersey was established. This affiliation is entitled the Cooperative Nursing Program.

Upon completion of the program, the JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Nursing graduate is awarded a Diploma in Nursing by The School of Nursing and an Associate in Science Degree by UNION County College. The Diploma entitles the graduate to write the New Jersey Board of Nursing licensing examination and, when successful, to use the title RN (Registered Nurse). The Degree entitles the graduate to use the title AS (Associate in Science).

The unique combination of the best elements of the two schools affords the graduate a broad, in-depth background and the ability to seek entrance into institutions of higher learning with advanced standing. JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Nursing has an articulation with Kean University, Wagner College and Rutgers University for an upper division BSN program.

The School is accredited by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. and is approved for Veteran Training.
New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street
P.O. Box 45010
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 504-6430
www.board-of-nursing.com
National League for Nursing
Accrediting Commission, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30323
(404) 975-5000
www.nlnac.org


School of Radiography

The School of Radiography was established in 1964 as a hospital-based program to meet the demand for graduate radiographers. In 1978, The School began the process of expanding the educational horizons offered to candidates to the program. This process was completed in 1982 when an affiliation with UNION County College was established. This affiliation was approved as the Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center UNION County College Amplified Radiography Program. In October 1998, the Schools of Nursing and Allied Health became an affiliate of Solaris Health System. In 1999, the Schools became the Schools of Nursing, Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences.

Currently, The School of Radiography clinically affiliates with various hospitals, medical centers, freestanding facilities and offices throughout the state.

The School is accredited by the Joint Review Committee in Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the NJ Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (NJRTBE) and is approved for Veteran Training.

Joint Review Committee on Education
in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
www.jrcert.org
New Jersey Radiologic Technology
Board of Examiners
CN415
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 984-5890
www.nj.gov/dep/rpp/brh


UNION County College and Thomas Edison State College are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

School of Nuclear Medicine Technology

The School of Nuclear Medicine Technology was established in 1998 to meet the needs of communities in northern and central New Jersey. Students from outside of this area are equally welcome to attend the program. The School has multiple clinical sites, including hospitals and radiopharmacies, so students are provided with a full range of professional experiences.

The Program was designed to allow students from diverse educational backgrounds the opportunity to obtain a certificate in nuclear medicine technology in as little as one year or as long as three years. The curriculum provides students with the educational foundation to work towards an associate or baccalaureate degree. All didactic courses are granted college credits through UNION County College. With the appropriate course work, an Associate in Science degree can be attained through UNION County College and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology can be completed in conjunction with Thomas Edison State College.

The School of Nuclear Medicine Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and is approved for Veteran Training.

Joint Review Committee on Education
Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
2000 W. Danforth Rd., Suite 130, #203
Edmond, OK 73003
(405) 285-0456
www.jrcnmt.org
New Jersey
The Bureau of Xray Compliance
25 Arctic Parkway,
P.O. Box 415
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 984-5634
www.state.nj.us/dep/rpp/brh/index.htm


UNION County College and Thomas Edison State College are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

School of Radiation Therapy

The School of Radiation Therapy was established in 2000 to meet the needs of communities in northern and central New Jersey. Students from outside this area are equally welcome to attend The School. The School has multiple clinical sites providing the students a wide range of professional experiences.

The School, originally designed to provide students with a background in radiography the opportunity to obtain a certificate in radiation therapy in a 12-month timeframe, currently offers a Diploma in Radiation Therapy coupled with an Associate in Science Degree from UNION County College and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology Degree from Thomas Edison State College.

The School of Radiation Therapy is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners and is approved for Veteran Training.

Joint Review Committee on Education
Programs in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
www.jrcert.org
New Jersey Radiologic Technology
Board of Examiners
CN415
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 984-5890
www.nj.gov/dep/rpp/brh


UNION County College and Thomas Edison State College are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program was established in 2003 as a hospital-based sonography program to meet the needs of communities in northern and central New Jersey. Students from outside this area are equally welcome to attend The School. The School has multiple clinical sites providing a wide range of professional experiences to the students.

The program was designed to allow students with diverse backgrounds to obtain a certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography in eighteen (18) months.

In the fall of 2006, Diagnostic Medical Sonography became a 28-month Associate in Science Degree program. Upon successful completion of all General Education and Professional requirements, the student receives an Associate in Science Degree from UNION County College and a Certificate in General Diagnostic Medical Sonography from JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the national examinations of The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS) and is approved for Veteran Training.

Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org
Joint Review Committee on
Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(443) 973-3251
www.jrcdms.org