Day Kimball Hospital is pleased to announce it has recently earned its 6th consecutive CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50% of its operating room (OR) nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses.
The Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) credential is the only accredited certification for perioperative registered nurses. Earning the CNOR is a mark of distinction and demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest standards in patient safety. Perioperative nurses pursue certification for a variety of reasons, including professional validation, personal accomplishment, and career advancement.
Receiving The CNOR® certification allows nurses to demonstrate their commitment to exceptional patient safety and adhere to current standards in their field of practice. It is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.
"It is an honor to receive CNOR® Strong designation once, but six years in a row is an incredible achievement," said Cheryl Petrarca, DKH Executive Director of Nursing and Director of Surgical Services. "I am extremely proud of our OR nurses for their commitment to nursing excellence. They have mastered the standards of perioperative practice and advanced knowledge that positively impacts our patient safety and surgical outcomes."
“Earning this prestigious CNOR Strong designation is just another example of Day Kimball Hospital’s commitment to its core values,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “We are very proud of our dedicated team of perioperative nurses who work so hard to achieve CNOR certification. This recognition further demonstrates DKH’s ongoing commitment to delivering high-quality care and to making patient care our top priority.”
For more information about the Competency and Credentialing Institute, visit www.cc-institute.org. For more information on Day Kimball Hospital visit daykimball.org.
PHOTO CAPTION: (l to r): Michelle Dickenson, RN, DKH Charge Nurse; Cheryl Petrarca, DKH Executive Director of Nursing and Director of Surgical Services; Kristen Lescault, RN, DKH Manager of Perioperative Services; and Sarah Dowling, RN, DKH perioperative nurse, with their latest CNOR® Strong designation at Day Kimball Hospital.