Augusta Health employees earn certifications

During the fourth quarter, 2011, 20 Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise.  These certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination.

“I am very proud of the employees who earn their national certifications.  We encourage national certifications because the high level of knowledge and professional skill required by certification translates to improved quality and service to our patients and community.  We also appreciate each employee’s commitment—these certifications are not easy to earn.  They represent a significant investment of personal time and a desire for excellence,” says Mary N. Mannix, FACHE and CEO of Augusta Health. 

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

  • Tueme Balk Smith, ICU, Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN
  • Alexis Clark, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Scott Crabtree, Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
  • Christina Ferguson, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Felicia Fravel, Central Processing, Certified Surgical Technician (CST)
  • Teri Griffith, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Sherri Harris, PACU, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN)
  • Sharon Hypes, Mammography, Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist (CBDT)
  • Iva Jackson, Health Information, Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT)
  • Chelsea Jennings, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Brian Lacy, Lifetime Fitness, Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • Michelle Lane, Laboratory, Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Jo Ann McMillan, Health Information, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Kara McGill Meeks, Med Nutrition Therapy, Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Jared Murphy, Central Processing, Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (CSPDT)
  • Lisa Showalter, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Janelle Tattersall, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Linda Thomas, Health Information, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Gustavo Villegas, Central Processing, Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (CSPDT)
  • Mary Walker, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)

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