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Nurse Spotlight - Josh Wymer, MSPM, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Nov 1, 2017 10:37:47 AM

As you may have seen from one of CCI’s recent social posts, one of our CNOR Coaches has been promoted to Lieutenant Commander of the Nurse Corps, United States Navy. Not only has Josh Wymer, MSPM, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM worked in the operating room for several years, but he is always eager to help others excel in the perioperative field as well. We are so proud to honor newly-appointed LCDR Wymer as an exceptional leader in the perioperative community, featuring him as this month’s Nurse Spotlight.

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Hospital Highlight - John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Nov 1, 2017 10:36:30 AM

We are so honored to present John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek as this month’s Hospital Highlight. This impressive facility is recognized as one of the nation’s premier health care providers by several organizations including U.S. News & World Report. The 554-licensed bed hospital offers high quality care in many specialty areas including pediatrics, orthopedics, cardiac, neurosciences, rehabilitation, cancer, and more. John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek has been awarded many accolades because of the hard work of a dedicated staff, all serving a meaningful mission. The facility’s dedication to provide exceptional care is mirrored by the practices in place within which have lead to the recognition of outside organizations.

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Hospital Highlight - The Medical Center of Aurora

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Oct 4, 2017 9:15:00 PM

CCI has been very busy working with the Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) this  year to increase the number of certified perioperative nurses employed within their facilities. With this partnership, we have had the opportunity to present several CNOR Exam Prep Courses over the last year, one of which recently took place at The Medical Center of Aurora (main campus).

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Nurse Spotlight - Christina Dempsey, MSN, CNOR, CENP

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Oct 4, 2017 9:29:42 AM

 When asking perioperative nurses what they love about the profession there are a few popular answers we have heard more than once. Two of the most common responses include the opportunities for specialty practice within the OR as well as being an advocate for the patient when they need it most. These two aspects, along with several others, first drew Christina Dempsey to the operating room more than 30 years ago.

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TrueNorth Award Application: The Best Advice

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Sep 20, 2017 1:29:38 PM

As the only accredited credentialing program for perioperative registered nurses, CNOR certification is the gold standard. Earning the CNOR credential is a mark of distinction and a highly sought after personal and professional accomplishment. CNOR-certified nurses are committed to providing the highest quality care to their surgical patients. 

In 2013, CCI developed the TrueNorth Award to recognize organizations that use CNOR certification as a “true north” to guide their perioperative nursing staff to be lifelong learners, models of competent practice, and advocates for patient safety excellence. This award is the among the highest honors bestowed upon a perioperative department, with prizes totaling $5,000. The TrueNorth Award includes five CNOR exam fee vouchers, funds for a facility celebratory reception, a commemorative recognition plaque, and more.

Interested in applying but not sure where to begin? To assist applicants, CCI has broken the process down into five simple steps.

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Hospital Highlight - Batson Children's Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Aug 22, 2017 3:42:47 PM

Once a year CCI offers CNOR grants through the AORN Foundation to both individual nurses and facilities in support of certification efforts. CCI is always eager to learn about the recipients, and we are proud to feature Batson Children's Hospital as this month’s Hospital Highlight. As the only medical facility in Mississippi dedicated solely to children and adolescents, this facility has worked hard to create a high standard for the care provided within. Eager to continue to make strides in the quality of care provided, the Batson Children's Hospital, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is ready to put the 2017 CNOR Grant received earlier this year to use.

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Nurse Spotlight - Kristin Kraus, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Aug 22, 2017 2:06:36 PM

Kristin Kraus, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR has been an operating room nurse for over 15 years and is currently working as a Vascular Team Leader and CNOR Coach at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Exposed to specialty nursing early in her career, this dedicated nurse is committed to helping others through their professional journies, whether it be finding their passions or assisting through the certification process.

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July Hospital Highlight - Queens Medical Center, Same Day Surgery Operating Room

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Jul 28, 2017 11:40:55 AM

 

Queen’s Medical Center, Same Day Surgery Operating Room located in Honolulu, has worked extremely hard over the last few years to increase the quality of care provided within the facility. Determined, the facility has focused efforts on careful financial planning, employing a supportive and involved staff, and creating a rewarding environment. These combined efforts have lead Queen’s Medical Center Same Day Surgery OR to become one of the top facilities in Hawaii, offering exceptional care to the surrounding community. CCI is delighted to recognize this facility’s hard work and honor them as this month's Hospital Highlight.

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July Nursing Spotlight - Nancy Cabianca, RN, CNOR

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Jul 26, 2017 10:09:55 AM

From a very young age Nancy knew she was supposed to be a nurse. She remembers having a coloring book with pictures of different occupations on each page; specifically, Farmer Brown, Chef Tony and Nurse Nancy. She thought to herself, “Oh look…I am Nancy and it says here that I am supposed to be a nurse when I grow up.” It was this simple childhood logic that lead her on a great journey to become a successful and caring perioperative nurse (who knew she would eventually marry Chef Tony, as well)! Today, Nancy Cabianca RN, CNOR is an exceptional example of perioperative nursing leadership. A natural go getter, Nancy has successfully passed certification exams in both Canada and the US, continuing to widen the effect she has on the profession. There is no doubt she has made a significant impact at her current facility in her role as staff nurse at the Queens Medical Center, Same Day Surgery Operating Room in Oahu, HI. 

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June Nursing Spotlight - Tabitha Stutts Kinlaw, MBA, MSN, RN, CNOR, ONC

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Jun 12, 2017 3:07:33 PM

Amelia Earhart once said, "The most effective way to do it, is to do it." Tabitha Stutts Kinlaw, seems to agree. Since the day she stepped foot into the operating room, she has been a go-getter. A perioperative nurse for 25 years and certified as a CNOR since 1995, Tabitha has practiced as a staff nurse, orthopedic surgery coordinator, charge nurse, assistant director, and educator in the operating room. Tabitha continues her success as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist and the Primary Nurse Administrator of the Approved Provider Unit at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC--the same hospital she was born in.

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