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Employees Earn Certifications in Areas of Expertise

Thursday, November 20, 2014

During the third quarter of 2014, 15 Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise. Certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination. Five 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:

  • Bart Conlon, Central Processing, CSPDT, Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician
  • Elizabeth Datillio, Case Management, CCM, Certified Case Manager
  • Lori Davis, Case Management, CCM, Certified Case Manager
  • Yvonne Eisenberg, Operating Room, SANE-A, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Adult/Adolescent
  • Rebecca Howdyshell, Nursing Supervision, CNL, Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Katie King, Transportation, NREMT, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Paramedic
  • Michelle Lane, Business Office, CRCS-I, Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist – Institutional
  • Sarah Loveless, AMG NextGen, NCP-ICS, NextGen Certified Professional – ICS
  • Charlotte Maiden, Operating Room, CAPA, Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
  • Tiffany Painter, AMG NextGen, NCP-E.H.R., NextGen Professional – Electronic Health Record and

NCP-ICS, NextGen Certified Professional – Image Control System

  • Tammie Rinaldo, Crossroads, RN-BC, RN – Board Certified in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Christina Schultz, Operating Room, CNOR – Certified Nurse Operating Room
  • Laura Schwenk, Fitness, PTR-I – Professional Tennis Registry – Instructor 10 & under
  • Angie Shull, Augusta Home Care, OASIS Specialist – Clinical
  • Mike Tremel, Information Systems, VMware Certified Professional 5

In addition to employees who earned certifications, five Augusta Health employees who completed college degrees during the third quarter. Those employees are:

  • Angela Frazier, Wound Healing, Bachelor of Arts from Mary Baldwin College
  • Rebecca Howdyshell, Nursing Supervision, Master of Science Nursing from James Madison University
  • Tonya Meadows, Wound Healing, Bachelor of Science Nursing from James Madison University
  • Sandy Sprouse, Nursing Supervision, Master of Science Nursing from American Sentinel University
  • Sandy Wagoner, Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University

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 please visit the Augusta Health website.