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augusta-health-headerOver the past several months, 38 Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise.  Certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination.

“I am always incredibly proud of these employees who have taken time to earn national certifications.  All these certifications require a significant investment of personal time, and they demonstrate commitment to our core values of excellence and professionalism.  When our employees increase their knowledge and professional skills, the result is improved quality and service to our patients and community,” says Mary N. Mannix, FACHE, CEO of Augusta Health.

Augusta Health employees earning advanced national certifications during the fourth quarter of 2013 were:

  • Nicole Arave, Operating Room, Certified Surgical Technologist, CST
  • Julie Blackwell, Staunton Urgent Care, Certified Medical Assistant, CMA
  • Janice Botkin, Obstetrics, Nurse Executive-Board Certified, NE-BC
  • Mark Clinton, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS
  • Karla Colvin, Childcare, Child Development Associate, CDA
  • Kenneth Dickerson, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS
  • Esmerada Dietrich, Childcare, Child Development Associate, CDA
  • Kristen Dodd, Childcare, Child Development Associate, CDA
  • Grace Fisher, Patient Access, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P
  • Jessica Grant, Business Office, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P
  • Ashleigh Harman, Business Office, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P
  • Mark Harris, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS
  • Stephanie Houston, Health Information, Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice, CPC
  • Cheryl Jones, Hospice, Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nurses, CHPN
  • Trista McGuire, Business Office, Certified Compliance Technician, CCT
  • Christy McLain, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Medical Auditor, CPMA
  • Joey Mooneyham, Hospice, Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nurses, CHPN
  • Renee Pullen, Emergency Room, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric Patients, SANE-P
  • Thomas Ratcliffe, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS
  • Eugenia Reed, AMG Internal Medicine, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P
  • Susan Robinson, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS
  • Sherri Simmons, AMG Primary Care, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P
  • Sharon Sipe, Business Office, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P
  • LeeAnn Testerman, Hospice, Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nurses, CHPN
  • Brenda Trout, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS
  • Gustavo Villegas, Central Processing, Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor, CFER
  • Teresa Wilhelm, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS

Augusta Health employees earning advanced national certifications during the first quarter of 2014 were:

  • Sean Brady, Information Systems, Rhapsody Associate Certification
  • David Caulkins, M.D., Wound Clinic, Certified Hyperbaric Technologist, CHT
  • Kathy Clements, Hospice, Certified Hospice Palliative Care Administrator, CHPCA
  • Marsha Mackey, Health Information, Certified Coding Specialist, CCS
  • Pamela Matthews, Hospice, Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse, CHPPN
  • Tonya Meadows, Wound Clinic, Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse, CHRN
  • Tamela Patterson, Wound Clinic, Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse, CHRN
  • Deborah Phillips, Wound Clinic, Certified Hyperbaric Technologist, CHT
  • Crystal Robertson, Fitness, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P
  • John Stuart, Laboratory, Certified Phlebotomist Technologist, CPT
  • Cheryl Taylor, Laboratory, Certified Phlebotomist Technologist, CPT

Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care.  Named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America by Thomson Reuters in both 2011 and 2012, Augusta Health has also been nationally recognized by HealthGrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for clinical excellence and patient safety.

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 our website, www.augustahealth.com.

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