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Augusta Health Employees Earn Certifications in Areas of Expertise

Thursday, July 5, 2012

During the second quarter, 2012, sixteen Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise. These certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination.

"I am very proud of the employees who have earned these national certifications. We encourage national certifications because the high level of knowledge and professional skill required by certification translates to improved quality and service to our patients and community. We also appreciate each employee's commitment—these certifications are not easy to earn. They represent a significant investment of personal time and a personal drive for excellence," says Mary N. Mannix, FACHE and CEO of Augusta Health.

Augusta Health employees earning advanced national certifications
in the second quarter of 2012 are:

  • Charlotte Armstrong, Childcare, Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Dawnelle Beall, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Coding Instructor (CPC-I)
  • Elise Blacka, QRM, Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Organizational Management Specialty (OM)
  • Laura Brady, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Kelley Brooks, Patient Access, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Christy Carroll, Central Processing, Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (CSPDT)
  • Christina Ferguson, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Suzanna Hicks Hostetter, QRM, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Stephanie Houston, Patient Access, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Sylvia King, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Susan Layman, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Stacey Painter, Information Systems, Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
  • Kelli Puffenbarger, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Erica Sabatini, QRM, Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR)
  • Vickie Viverette, Patient Access, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Robin Wade, Patient Access, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)

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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