Mercy Jefferson celebrates certified nurses

March 15, 2018

Mercy Hospital Jefferson is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring its board certified nurses. Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

Mercy Hospital Jefferson encourages national board certification for all its nurses. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others.

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Representing more than 60 board certified nurses at Mercy Jefferson, this group reflects the hospital's commitment to excellence in patient care across a wide spectrum of specialties.

Please join Mercy Hospital Jefferson and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!

The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Admininstration: Stacy Blankenship, RN, MSN, CENP, NEA-BC; Krista McKenzie, MSN, RN, NE-BC; and Barbara Vancil RN MS CCRN.

Care management: Lisa Heath, RN, BSN, ACM; and Amanda Darling, RN, MSN, MBA, RNC

Health Information: Stephanie Patek, RN, BSN, CCDS; Barbara Perkins, RN, BPS, CPHQ, CCDS; and Patty Street, RN, BSN, CCDS

Dialysis: Randy Bohnert, RN, BSN, CCRN; and Janelle Chamberlin, BSN, RN, CNN

Wound Care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Audrey Moyer-Harris, BSN, RN, CWCN, MBA; Dana Baldwin, RN, CHWS; Lisa Axley, RN, WTA; and Marcia Carr, RN, WCC

ICU/TCU: Suzanne Turner, RN, BSN, CCRN; Rebecca Barker, RN, BSHS, CCRN; Jennifer Aumann, RN, BSN, CCRN; Judy Huffman, RN, MSN, CCRN-K; Debby Custodio, RN, CCRN; Sam Evens, RN, BSN, CCRN; Ragean Muessig, APRN, FNP-BC; and Courtney Gray, AGPCNP-BC

Logistics: Kelly Bishop, RN, BSN, CCRN; and Angie DeLeal, RN, CCRN

BHS: Tom Tevlin, RNC

Woman/Child: Kelly Branscum, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, FNP-BC; Heather Harster, BSN, RNC-EFM; Amy Schwent BSN, RNC-MNN, C-EFM, CCE; Nancy Dennis BSN, RNC-EFM; Kim Reed BSN, RNC-EFM; Christine Hays RN, BSN, IBCLC; and Scheryl Smith BSN, RNC-EFM

Diabetes Educator: Ami Faerber, RN, BSN, CCRN-K, CDE

Surgical Services: Jo Guthmiller, RNFA, CNOR; Michele Richards, RNFA, BSN, CNOR; DJ Dill, RNFA, CNOR; Minetta Johnson, RNFA, CNOR; Lisa Basham, RNFA, BSN, CNOR; Karen Hendren, RN, MSN, CNOR; and Kallie Belfield, APRN, FNP-C

Infusion: Lori Fechter, RN, OCN; and Pamela Lopez, RN, OCN

Home Care: Louise Rayfield, RN, HCS-D; and Dawnette Black RN, HCS-D, COS-C 

Palliative Care: Sarah Buechting MSN, APRN, AGPCNP, CHPN

Surgical 1: Sam Temperato RN, MSN, CBN

Medical 2: Tara Messer, RN, BSN, PCCN; and Jennifer Holt, RN, BSN, SANE

Cath Lab: Amanda Pinson, RN, SANE; and Kelly Withington, RN, BSN, CEN

Bariatrics: Chris Klittich, RN, CBN

ED: Sondra Magee RN, CEN, TNS; Betty Sansoucie, RN, BSN, SANE; April Cayou, RN, SANE; and Sharon Picou, RN, SANE

Hospitalist Group: Susan Moser, APRN, MSN, FNP-C; and Dianna Kornhardt, APRN, MSN, ANP-C

Infection Prevention: Kathy Hesketh, RN, BSN, CBIC; and Linda Ferrara, RN, BSN, CBIC

Quality: Mary Leonard, RNFA, BSN, MBSCR; Vicki Moore, RNFA, BSN, CNOR; and Susan Priest, RN, BSN, CPSO

MTS: Donna Boyer, RN, MSN, BC


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