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Augusta Health employees earn certifications

During the second quarter, 15 Augusta Health employees and five Augusta Medical Group employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise. These certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination.

“We’re proud of how many Augusta Health employees pursue a national certification. They are not easy to earn and represent a significant investment of personal time for each employee. The credentials these people have earned are evidence of a high level of knowledge and professional skill, and a desire for excellence. This translates to improved quality and service to our patients and clients”, says Mary N. Mannix, FACHE and CEO of Augusta Health.

Augusta Health employees earning advanced national certifications in the second quarter of 2011 are:

Crystal Belbot, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
Erica Burner, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
Sonya Campbell, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
Tiffany Davenport, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
Sheree Grosso, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
Jeremy Harris, Information Systems, IT Infrastructure Library Certification (ITIL)
Nancy Hinton, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
Susan Huffman, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
Carmen Jones, Augusta Rheumatology, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Kerrie May, Operating Room, Certified Surgical Technician (CST)
Gary Mullis, Transportation Services, International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
Rebecca Price, Outpatient Surgery, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
Kelli Puffenbarger, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
Sharon Strader, Transportation Services, International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
Janell Tattersal, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)

In addition to these Augusta Health employees, five Augusta Medical Group employees earned certifications. They were:

Debbie Bashlor, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Becky Catlett, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Beth McDorman, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Jean Toman, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Tammie Toner, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital with a mission to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care. In 2011, Augusta Health is the only hospital in Virginia to be recognized as a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters, receive both the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Awards from HealthGrades, and be named a finalist for the Foster G. McGaw Prize from the American Hospital Association for community service. For more information about Augusta Health, visit www.augustahealth.com on the web.


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