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Augusta Health employees earn certifications

During the last quarter, 24 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.

“We are very proud of the number of our employees who pursue national certification and distinguish themselves as experts in their fields,” said Mary N. Mannix, FACHE and CEO of Augusta Health. “It’s evidence of a high level of knowledge and skill, and shows their desire for excellence. This translates to improved quality and service excellence for our patients.”

Augusta Health employees earning advanced national certifications in the last quarter are:

  • Crystal Belbot, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Bonita Brubaker, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and CCAT
  • Robyn Brydge, Business Office, Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS)
  • Sonya Campbell, Business Office, CPAT
  • Heather Eavers, Business Office, CCAT
  • Felicia Fravel, Central Processing, Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician
  • Betty Glendye, Employee Health, Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN)
  • Karen Griffin, Business Office, CPAT, CCAT
  • Sheree Grosso, Business Office, CPAT
  • Nancy Hinton, Business Office, CCAT
  • Tracie Hirtriter, Business Office, CPAT, CCAT
  • Susan Huffman, Business Office, CCAT
  • Chelsea Jennings, Business Office, CPAT, CPC
  • April Kennedy, Business Office, CPAT, CCAT
  • Deanna Marshall, Laboratory, Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Jena McFaddin, Business Office, CPAT
  • Cheryl McKay, Business Office, CPAT, CCAT
  • Connie Parmer, Pharmacy, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
  • Lori Patterson, Laboratory, CPT
  • Karen Purcell, Emergency Department, Certified Forensic Nurse (CFN)
  • Sara Quick, Business Office, CPAT, CCAT
  • Dawnelle Sager, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA)
  • Tammy Shipe, Business Office, CPAT, CCAT
  • Karen Wright, Business Office, CPAT, CCAT

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 2010, it was the only hospital in Virginia—and one of only 74 of the 5000 hospitals in the United States—to receive both the Patient Safety Excellence Award and the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades. These awards place Augusta Health in the top 5% of US hospitals for both patient safety and quality. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please contact Public Relations at 540.245.7329 or 540.221.7329, or visit the hospital online at