CCI Blog

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.

Read More

Topics: TrueNorth

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. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

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.  

Read More

Topics: CNOR, Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth