Augusta Health employees earn certifications

During the first quarter, 2012, ten 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 first quarter of 2012 are:

  • Jessica Ball, Central Processing, Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (CSPDT)
  • Amy Beech, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Manager (CPAT)
  • Grace Chris Fisher, Patient Access, Certified Patient Account Manager (CPAT)
  • Rocky Holbrook, Sleep Lab, Certified Polysomnographic Technologist (CPSGT)
  • Jo Anne McMillan, Health Information, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Hazel Moran, Sleep Lab, Certified Polysomnographic Technologist (CPSGT)
  • Stacey Painter, Information Systems, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Adam Parker, Pharmacy, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPT)
  • Sylvia Sacra, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Daniel Sarco, Sleep Lab, Certified Polysomnographic Technologist (CPSGT)

Also in the first quarter, Augusta Health recognized is board-certified nurses on Certified Nurses Day, March 19.  “Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients,” adds Mannix.  “As healthcare and nursing have become more complex, the personal commitment and more extensive education required by national board certification is becoming a standard of practice.”

Board certified nurses recognized on March 19 were:

  • Mary Anderson
  • Carolyn Austin
  • Kiley Bailey
  • Tueme Balksmith
  • Beatrice Benson
  • Stephanie Brooks
  • Patricia Claffey
  • Michelle Clark
  • Rae Cook
  • Joe Ann Day
  • Julie Dickerson
  • Sabine Dukes
  • Dylan Fix
  • Karen Funkhouser
  • Diane Hall
  • Sherri Harris
  • Martia Hevener
  • Brandy Hoell
  • Amy Hougan
  • Michelle Sprouse
  • Theresa Rase
  • Connie Wimer

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