Augusta Health Employees Earn Certifications in Areas of Expertise

Monday, July 28, 2014

During the second quarter of 2014, 21 Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise. Certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination. Two employees completed college degrees in their field.

"Making the commitment to earn a national certification or additional degree is significant, and it demonstrates how much our employees value the learning process, as well as our core values of Professionalism and Excellence. 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 quarter of 2014 were:

  • Shannon Bartley, Patient Access, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Institutional, CRCS-I
  • Lisa Baker-Taylor, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Meaningful Use Professional, CMUP
  • Patricia Benson, Nursing Administration, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, CPHQ
  • Jennifer Boxler, Business Office, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P
  • Amber Brooks, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice, CPC-A
  • Meagan Clayton, Hospice of the Shenandoah, Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse, CHPN
  • Amy Eye, Hospice of the Shenandoah, Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse, CHPN
  • Joanne Hammer, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist and National
  • Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-Spirometry Certification, COHC and NIOSH-Spirometry
  • Elma Henderson, Case Management, Certified Case Manager, CCM
  • Andrea Howell, Patient Access, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Institutional, CRCS-I
  • Shannon Love, Business Office, Certified Compliance Technician, CCT
  • Jeffery Lucus, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist and National
  • Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-Spirometry Certification, COHC and NIOSH-Spirometry
  • Jessica Marshall, Business Office, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Professional, CRCS-P
  • Amber Martino, Case Management, Certified Case Manager, CCM
  • Tiffany Painter, Augusta Medical Group, NextGen Certified Professional, NCP
  • Judy Pollard, Home Health, OASIS Specialist-Clinical
  • Jennifer Raybin, Augusta Medical Group, Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice, CPC-A
  • Jean Scott, Case Management, Certified Case Manager, CCM
  • Amanda Stone, Business Office, Certified Compliance Technician, CCT
  • Marian Updike, Occupational Therapy, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, CLT
  • Rebecca Yeary, Skilled Nursing, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Institutional, CRCS-I

The Augusta Health employees who earned college degrees were:

  • Judy Pollard, Home Health, Master of Science in Nursing Education
  • Victoria Rexrode, Radiology, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

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 also has been nationally recognized by HealthGrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for clinical excellence and patient safety for the last three consecutive years. 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.