Augusta Health Employees Earn Certifications in Areas of Expertise

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Over the past several months, 38 Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise. Certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination.

"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 fourth quarter of 2013 were:

Nicole Arave, Operating Room, Certified Surgical Technologist, CST

Julie Blackwell, Staunton Urgent Care, Certified Medical Assistant, CMA

Janice Botkin, Obstetrics, Nurse Executive-Board Certified, NE-BC

Mark Clinton, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS

Karla Colvin, Childcare, Child Development Associate, CDA

Kenneth Dickerson, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS

Esmerada Dietrich, Childcare, Child Development Associate, CDA

Kristen Dodd, Childcare, Child Development Associate, CDA

Grace Fisher, Patient Access, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P

Jessica Grant, Business Office, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P

Ashleigh Harman, Business Office, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P

Mark Harris, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS

Stephanie Houston, Health Information, Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice, CPC

Cheryl Jones, Hospice, Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nurses, CHPN

Trista McGuire, Business Office, Certified Compliance Technician, CCT

Christy McLain, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Medical Auditor, CPMA

Joey Mooneyham, Hospice, Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nurses, CHPN

Renee Pullen, Emergency Room, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric Patients, SANE-P

Thomas Ratcliffe, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS

Eugenia Reed, AMG Internal Medicine, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P

Susan Robinson, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS

Sherri Simmons, AMG Primary Care, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P

Sharon Sipe, Business Office, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P

LeeAnn Testerman, Hospice, Certification for Hospice and Palliative Nurses, CHPN

Brenda Trout, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS

Gustavo Villegas, Central Processing, Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor, CFER

Teresa Wilhelm, Transportation, International Trauma Life Support, ITLS

Augusta Health employees earning advanced national certifications during the first quarter of 2014 were:

Sean Brady, Information Systems, Rhapsody Associate Certification

David Caulkins, M.D., Wound Clinic, Certified Hyperbaric Technologist, CHT

Kathy Clements, Hospice, Certified Hospice Palliative Care Administrator, CHPCA

Marsha Mackey, Health Information, Certified Coding Specialist, CCS

Pamela Matthews, Hospice, Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse, CHPPN

Tonya Meadows, Wound Clinic, Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse, CHRN

Tamela Patterson, Wound Clinic, Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse, CHRN

Deborah Phillips, Wound Clinic, Certified Hyperbaric Technologist, CHT

Crystal Robertson, Fitness, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P

John Stuart, Laboratory, Certified Phlebotomist Technologist, CPT

Cheryl Taylor, Laboratory, Certified Phlebotomist Technologist, CPT