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.
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