ORANGE CITY, Fla., February 14, 2019 – AdventHealth Fish Memorial has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI).
To earn the CNOR Strong designation, at least 50 percent of the nursing staff in the operating room must have earned Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification.
The CNOR certification requires more than twice the amount of continuing education requirements normally needed to renew a nursing license in the state of Florida and recognizes nurses’ proficiency and personal commitment to patient safety and quality patient care. Additionally, the CNOR credential is an objective, measurable way to demonstrate that a nurse has achieved excellence in the specialized field of Perioperative Nursing, which assists with patient care in the operating room.
“Words cannot express how proud I am of our team and their commitment to excellence,” said Nancy Palmer, AdventHealth Fish Memorial director of surgical services. “In 2018, the entire operating room team committed to growing professionally and prepared to sit for the CNOR national certification exam. Our team has now grown from two CNOR prepared registered nurses to eight, with two additional nurses scheduled to take the exam in 2019.”
“What a testament to the team’s commitment to patient care excellence!” said Michele Johnson, chief nursing officer of AdventHealth Fish Memorial. “We are proud of each nurse with the dedication to continually grow within the profession.”
Established in 1979, CCI is one of the largest specialty nursing credentialing organizations and the leading certification body for perioperative nurses. The mission of CCI is to lead competency credentialing that promotes safe, quality patient care and that supports lifelong learning.
For more information about the Competency and Credentialing Institute, visit www.cc-institute.org.
About AdventHealth Fish Memorial
AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City has 175-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Fish Memorial provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Fish Memorial, visit http://AdventHealthFishMemorial.com.
AdventHealth Fish Memorial has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). To earn this designation, at least 50 percent of the nursing staff in the operating room must have earned Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification. Pictured from left to right: Lois Steinbaum, Georgeann Gardner, Cathy Lopez-Reyes, Ryan Thompson, Jaclyn Mignella, director of surgical services Nancy Palmer, chief operating officer Danielle Johnson, and Tammy Augustine. Not pictured: Maria Zavarella.