Springhill Medical Center’s Quality Employee

January 23, 2013

Springhill Medical Center Director of Radiology Laura H. Becker, R.T. (R) (ARRT), CRA, was the first in Mobile to receive the Certified Radiology Administrator designation. She is one of only 10 people in Alabama who have earned this certification.
She had been an SMC employee for 25 years starting out as an X-Ray technologist. Becker previously held many different supervisor positions at SMC, including Clinical Director of the Radiology Department and worked as the Picture Archiving Imaging System (PACS) administrator. She worked her way up to the current position of Director in March 2008.

The CRA certification exam covers material in five main parts of management, human resource management, asset resource management, fiscal management, operations management, and communication and information management. This certification is based on a seven-point system for qualification. It focuses on previous experience in radiology management, national board exams, and education.
A resident of Mobile, Becker attended Mobile Infirmary’s School of Radiologic Technology. She then passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) board exam and became an SMC employee in June 1988.