It is important that you understand that Jacqui Rose, MBA, CRA, FAHRA, RT(R), is a Buckeye from The Ohio State University. She is an avid fan of the football team and all things Ohio State. She is also a great role model for The Ohio State University’s motto “Disciplina in civitatem” or “Education for Citizenship.”
Rose’s love for the Buckeyes began early in her life as an Ohio native. She said she was in a small family growing up with her mother and father in Troy, Ohio near Dayton. After high school, it was not long before she embarked on the “most magnificent four years of my life” as a student at The Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. She earned a bachelor’s degree in allied science with an emphasis on radiologic technology. She then returned to her hometown to serve the community where she grew up. Rose eventually returned to school to earn a master’s degree from the University of Dayton.
Currently, Rose is the director of medical imaging, telecommunications, IT and lab at Premier Health, UVMC in Troy, Ohio. She is also American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) president-elect and will take office as AHRA president at the 2020 annual meeting in Boston. Her career journey began with a desire to help others.
“Much like most imaging professionals, I knew I wanted to help others, but I also have a side that thrives on technology,” Rose said. “Imaging is the perfect union of compassion and technology. It’s not stagnant, but changes regularly and I do like change, most of the time. So, I immediately knew this profession would allow me to live my passion and purpose and I try to do that every day.”
She adds that she was quick to embrace her “inner nerd” and added that those who deny their inner nerd should “just stop it.”
She started out in a two-year radiology program.
“I found a love that really opened my eyes in radiology,” Rose explains. “That was in a two-year program and I looked to add a bachelor’s degree. I knew a bachelor’s degree would allow me to do more.”
“What drives me is being able to expand that circle of influence and impact hundreds of people,” she explains about what she likes about imaging.
“When I went into the workforce, I thought that would be the end of my formal education. I was in the workforce for about two years when I decided to head back for my master’s at University of Dayton.”
She was also spreading her wings in other aspects of her career and education. Rose joined AHRA in 1995, which is also the year she first became an imaging director.
“I found a second home with AHRA because they met all the needs that I had in my professional life,” Rose said.
The AHRA created the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) with the first certification test in 2002. Rose said she “let the inaugural test go,” and, in 2003, she sat for the exam.
“Thank heavens I passed it,” she stated.
“In 2010, I was elected to the Radiology Administration Certification Commission (RACC) that oversees the CRA credentialing. I served on that for five and half years. At that point, I was nominated for a position on the AHRA board. I accepted and was elected,” she added.
As a member of the board and during her upcoming tenure as AHRA president, Rose said she hopes to continue the work of the association.
“We work very closely with the CEO of the association and the team at AHRA to make sure what we are doing meets the mission, vision and values of the association for the members,” Rose said.
The AHRA Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place July 12-15 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on her term as president, but she is hopeful that the organization will be able to hold its annual meeting.
“The networking and connections at our annual meeting are what drive us and help us to get back in there and do the hard work that we do every day. It feeds the soul of the people doing the work,” she explains.
Rose is honored and excited to be the next AHRA president, but she says her greatest accomplishment starts at home.
“My greatest accomplishments include my amazing family, the fantastic team I have the honor to serve with every day and the privilege to be a part of AHRA, the association for medical imaging management. I draw strength and energy from all of them which fuels the passion and allows me to fulfill my life purpose. They are all my families,” she said.
“I have an amazing family that supports me and my goals because they embrace the commitment to serve others as I do,” she adds. “My son, Brandon, graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in construction management and is a project manager with Dublin Building Systems in Ohio. His amazing wife, Omega, is expecting their first child this summer. My daughter, Alyssa, is working on her doctorate in physical therapy at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio and her boyfriend, Austin, works at Siemens in Cincinnati as a software engineer. My husband, Tom, is a research and development manager in Dublin, Ohio and has been a tremendous support through our many years together.”
AHRA appears to be in excellent hands with Rose as president. She will be in a position to continue to help her radiology “family” amid a season of change.