Franklin, N.C. (March 24, 2016) – Angel Medical Center (AMC) recently recognized the unique contributions of all their nurses with clinical and nursing leadership certifications on Certified Nurses Day, Saturday, March 19. During the celebration, the hospital’s 42 certified nurses were honored by leadership.
“These certified nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to the members of our community,” said Rhonda Moore, interim chief nursing officer at AMC. “The certification benefits patients and their families, validating that the nurse caring for them has demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills in the complex specialties of acute and critical care. We are very proud to have these certified nurses caring for patients in a variety of departments at AMC. ”
Certification validates a nurse’s specialty knowledge for practice in a defined functional or clinical area of nursing. According to data collected by the American Board of Nursing Specialties in 2014, more than 757,912 nurses in the United States and Canada held certifications, an increase of more than 74,228 certificants compared to 2013 survey data. These certifications were granted by 28 certifying organizations and represent 144 different credentials. Currently, more than 94,000 certified acute and critical care nurses hold AACN Certification Corporation’s credentials, such as CCRN, PCCN, CCRN-E, CCRN-K, CCNS, ACNPC, ACNPC-AG, ACCNS-AG, ACCNS-P, ACCNS-N, CNML, CMC and CSC.
Certified Nurses Day is an annual worldwide event dedicated to celebrating certification as a means to ensure high standards of patient care and to promote continuing excellence in the nursing profession. Initially proposed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the day honors the birthday of the late Margretta “Greta” Madden Styles, an international pioneer of nursing certification who designed the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing.
About Angel Medical Center
Angel Medical Center is a full-service, not-for-profit community hospital serving Macon and the surrounding counties. Located in Franklin, North Carolina, Angel Medical Center offers inpatient services that include a women’s and children’s health unit, an intensive care unit, and a medical and surgical unit. Outpatient services include a wound clinic, a foot clinic, chemotherapy services, a full laboratory, digital mammography, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, rehab therapy, as well as surgical and endoscopy services. The hospital also operates the Angel Urgent Care Center and Angel Home Health & Hospice. Angel Medical Center is a member of Mission Health, a Top 15 Health System. For more information, please visit angelmed.org.
About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2015 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Mission Health is the only health system in the nation to receive this recognition four years in a row, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve Top 15 recognition.
Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 763 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 10,700 employees and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org or @MissionHealthNC.