Flaget Memorial Hospital Receives National Recognition for Support of Perioperative Nursing Certification - Archived

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Flaget Memorial Hospital Receives National Recognition for Support of Perioperative Nursing Certification

Bardstown, Ky. (July 8, 2014)—Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its operating room (OR) nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. This is the first year CCI has awarded this elite status to facilities nationwide.


The CNOR® certification program is for perioperative nurses interested in improving and validating their knowledge and skills, and providing the highest quality care to their patients. Certification also recognizes a nurse’s commitment to professional development. It is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and R.N. licensure.


Research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. Thus, a team of certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative practice provides even more empowerment, further advancing a culture of professionalism and promoting improved patient outcomes. This strength in numbers is why CCI launched the CNOR Strong program; to recognize those facilities committed to making a difference for its patients both inside and outside of the OR.


“Patient safety and positive surgical outcomes are of the utmost importance to us,” said Sue Downs, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital. “Supporting nurses as they exceed expectations to achieve their perioperative nursing certification shows our commitment to its core values.”


Flaget Memorial Hospital, located in Bardstown, Ky., is a 52-bed facility in the Nelson County area that treats patients from Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt, and LaRue counties in addition to Nelson County.


Now part of KentuckyOne Health, Flaget Memorial Hospital is nationally recognized for orthopedic care, surgical care and inpatient satisfaction.


Established in 1979, CCI provides the CNOR® and CRNFA® credentials to more than 34,000 registered nurses, making it 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.


Photo left to right:

Anna Culver, Lennea Gies, Rebecca Reiter, Edna Boone, Jackie Spalding & Sarah Bunch

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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Publish Date: 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014