Augusta Health Employees Earn Certifications in Areas of Expertise

Monday, November 18, 2013

Over the past several months, 35 Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise, and three earned Bachelors' degrees. Certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination, and degrees require a commitment of years of study and commitment.

"I am always incredibly proud of these employees who have taken time to earn national certifications. All these certifications require a significant investment of personal time, and they demonstrate commitment to our core values of excellence and professionalism. When our employees increase their knowledge and professional skills, the result is improved quality and service to our patients and community," says Mary N. Mannix, FACHE, CEO of Augusta Health.

Augusta Health employees earning advanced national certifications during the second and third quarters of 2013 were:

  • Angela Bourbeau, Case Management, Certified Case Manager (CCM)
  • Laura Brady, Business Office, Certified Compliance Technician (CCT)
  • Robyn Brydge, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Suzanne Clark, Case Management, Certified Case Manager (CCM)
  • Jeffrey Coffman, Information Systems, Citrix Certified XenApp 6.5 Administration (CCA)
  • John Conner, Information Systems, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Susan Dillow, Patient Access, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Katina Eavey, Patient Access, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Brandi Ervin, Case Management, Certified Case Manager (CCM)
  • Louise Fletcher, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Jessica Grant, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Miles Harned, Fitness, Professional Tennis Registry-Instructor (PTR-I)
  • Tiffany Harris, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA)
  • Susan Layman, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Shannon Love, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Casey Marlatt, Operating Room, Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • Claudia Marrs, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Jessica Marshall, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Jena McFaddin, Patient Access, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Nicole McCain, Emergency Room, Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
  • Trista McGuire, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Stephanie Metcalfe, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Renee Pullen, Emergency Room, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
  • Chad Reed, Fitness, Professional Tennis Registry-Professional (PTR-P)
  • Crystal Robertson, Business Office, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Karen Robertson, Oncology, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Laura Schwenk, Fitness, Professional Tennis Registry-Instructor (PTR-I)
  • Tammy Shipe, Business Office, Certified Compliance Technician (CCT)
  • Lisa Showalter, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Connor Spotts, Fitness, Professional Tennis Registry-Instructor (PTR-I)
  • Amanda Stone, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)
  • Dianne Strader, Oncology, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Sharon Strader, Transportation, Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport (CCEMT)
  • Linda Wade, Transportation, Certified Patient Account Technician (CPAT)
  • Mary Walker, Business Office, Certified Clinic Account Technician (CCAT)

Additionally, these Augusta Health employees earned Bachelors' degrees during this time period:

  • Tueme Balksmith, Intensive Care Unit (BSN)
  • Pamela Rose, Radiology, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Kimberly Sullenger, Home Health, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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 the Augusta Health website.