CCI Blog

May Hospital Highlight - Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on May 15, 2017 3:35:53 PM

Certification is defined as the process of providing an individual with an official document attesting to a status or level of achievement. Certification is used in the perioperative profession so nurses may demonstrate their mastery of knowledge in surgical nursing, and their ability to apply this knowledge to their clinical practice. With a goal to create a culture of patient safety and extraordinary care, certification benefits the entire healthcare community from the patient to the nurse to the facility. A 2017 TrueNorth Honorable Mention and this month's Hospital Highlight, Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital, is highly aware of these benefits and in return works hard to motivate nurses to become certified within the facility. 

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Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

April Hospital Highlight - The Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Apr 11, 2017 10:10:30 AM

In the suburbs of Reading, PA there is a small borough in Berks County that is home to around 10,000 residents known as Wyomissing, PA. While this quaint town has plenty of charm, we are particularly interested because it is the location of the Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge, one of the 2017 TrueNorth Honorable Mentions and this month's Hospital Highlight. Highly committed to supporting nurses through the process of certification, this applicant caught CCI's attention with the policies, procedures, and practices in place. 

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Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

March Hospital Highlight - VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Mar 3, 2017 8:12:15 AM

As one of the newest VA hospital in 19 years opened in May of 2013, there was no doubt that certified nurses would be highly involved in the activation process. Not only did certified nurses assist with design, equipment ordering, vendor collaboration, and departmental organization, but they collectively wrote 43 new Standard Operating Procedures for the facility. Fast forward four years later and VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) is still highly encouraging and supportive of their certified nurses, allowing them to be recognized as one of this year's honorable mention's for the TrueNorth Award.

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Topics: Hospital Highlight

February Hospital Highlight - Stamford Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Feb 2, 2017 9:52:03 AM

For this month's Hospital Highlight we are pleased to feature the 2017 TrueNorth Award recipient, Stamford Hospital. Located in Stamford, CT, this TrueNorth applicant impressed CCI, the TrueNorth Board, and judges alike with the innovative programs and procedures in place, particularly within their perioperative departments. Determined to provide high-quality health care, Stamford works hard to support their staff and encourage professional advancement, including an emphasis around the importance of obtaining certification.  

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Topics: CNOR, Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

January Hospital Highlight - MetroHealth Medical Center

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Jan 10, 2017 10:14:39 AM

Hospital Highlights is a blog series created to showcase a different facility each month, featuring the perioperative programs, practices, and/or procedures that allow an organization to provide the best possible experience for its staff and patients. This month we are pleased to announce MetroHealth Medical Center as January's Hospital Highlight. 

Located in Cleveland, OH, MetroHealth Medical Center offers a wide range of services and treatments to the surrounding community. Dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, MetroHealth Medical Center has been continuously recognized by various organizations, including receiving the prestigious Magnet designation from ANCC. Additionally, MetroHealth is one of the 2016 recipients of Certification Grants awarded by AORN, supported by CCI.

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Topics: Hospital Highlight

December Hospital Highlight - University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Dec 2, 2016 2:51:58 PM

Hospital Highlights is a blog series created to showcase a different facility each month, featuring the perioperative programs, practices, and/or procedures that allow the organization to provide the best possible experience for its staff and patients. For the month of December, we are pleased to feature the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) as our Hospital Highlight. Located in Iowa City, UIHC is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center, which includes 732 beds and over 12,000 employees. UIHC is dedicated to "changing medicine, changing lives," and focuses on five core values including innovation, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence.

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Topics: Hospital Highlight

November Hospital Highlight - The Woodlands Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Nov 1, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Hospital Highlights is a blog series created to showcase a different facility each month, featuring the programs, practices, and/or procedures that allow the organization to provide the best possible experience for their staff as well as their patients. This month, we are pleased to feature 2014 TrueNorth Award recipient, Memorial Hermann, The Woodlands Hospital.

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Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

October Hospital Highlight - St. Clare Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Oct 1, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Hospital Highlights is a blog series created to showcase a different facility each month, featuring the programs, practices, and/or procedures that allow the organization to provide the best possible experience for their staff as well as their patients. Today, we are pleased to feature 2015 TrueNorth Award recipient, St. Clare Hospital, part of the CHI Franciscan Health family. 

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Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

September Hospital Highlight - Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Sep 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM


Hospital Highlights is a blog series created to showcase a different facility each month, featuring the perioperative programs, practices, and/or procedures that allow the organization to provide the best possible experience for their staff as well as their patients. For our debuting post, we are pleased to highlight Doernbecher Children’s Hospital as this year’s recipient of TrueNorth, CCI's award for CNOR certification excellence. This facility is located in Portland, OR and provides a wide range of pediatric treatments, allowing it to house a large number of children’s specialists working under one roof in the state of Oregon.

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Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth