Skip to Main Content

Flaget Memorial Hospital Receives CNOR� Strong Designation - Archived


For More Information:
Barbara Mackovic, Senior Manager
502.587.4230 or 502.641.5461                                                                                 
[email protected]

Flaget Memorial Hospital Receives CNOR® Strong Designation

Bardstown, Ky. (October 5, 2015) – Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, recently 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 nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses.

This is the second year Flaget Memorial has been awarded this elite status from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). The mission of CCI is to lead competency credentialing that promotes safe, quality patient care and that supports lifelong learning.

Since 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 CNOR® certification program is for perioperative nurses interested in improving and validating their job expertise 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 RN licensure.

“We pride ourselves on providing compassionate, skilled care and the best possible outcomes,” said Norma Goss, COO/CNO, Flaget Memorial Hospital. “To be honored with the CNOR Strong designation demonstrates the high quality of care we provide our patients.”

Research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. 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 operating room.

“It’s an honor to be recognized again by the CCI for all the work and dedication of our team of professionals. “I’m proud to be a part of a team that makes patient care the top priority,” said Rebecca Reiter, RN, director of surgery, Flaget Memorial Hospital.

For more information about the Competency and Credentialing Institute, visit

Publish date: 

Monday, October 05, 2015