CCI Blog

August 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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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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June Hospital Highlight - James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Jun 12, 2017 3:06:53 PM

According to a recent study by WalletHub, Florida is the best state for military retirees as it received high rankings in economic environment, quality of life, and health care. One of the VA health care facilities located in the sunshine state is James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital (JAHVH), this month's Hospital Highlight. A teaching hospital, this facility offers a wide range of services, is equipped with latest technology and participates in many educational and research opportunities. Supporting certification with the help of the facility's CNOR Coach, JAHVH is committed to encouraging their perioperative staff to advance through continued education and achieved competencies ensuring the highest quality of care is provided. 

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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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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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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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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