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Adventist Health Earns Nursing Designation

Awards & Recognition

HANFORD – Adventist Health Medical Center – Hanford earned the CNOR® Strong designation for having at least 50% of its operating room (OR) nursing staff *CNOR certified.

The Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) provides the CNOR® credentials to more than 34,000 registered nurses, making it one of the largest specialty nursing credentialing organizations and the leading certification body for nurses that work with patients who are having operative or other invasive procedures. This is the first year CCI has awarded this elite status to facilities nationwide.

The CNOR® certification program is for operating room 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.

Research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. Thus, a team of certified nurses, 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 our network,” says Andrea Kofl, Senior Vice President of Patient Care and Hospital Operations. “Having a high percentage of certified nurses supports our vision to be the best place to receive care, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to work.”

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