Commonwealth Cancer Center nurse receives national oncology certification
An employee of Commonwealth Cancer Center in Danville recently completed requirements for her oncology nursing certification.
Heather Musick, RN, OCN, an eight-year member of the Commonwealth Cancer Center nursing staff, successfully completed her oncology nursing exam for certification.
A 2003 graduate of Midway College, Musick serves as an infusion chemotherapy nurse at Commonwealth, where her work includes facilitating patient care; administering infusion chemotherapy and providing patient education.
The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, an affiliated corporation of the Oncology Nursing Society, develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing (www.oncc.org).
For more information on specialized care provided by Commonwealth Cancer Center’s eight central and southeastern Kentucky clinics, including its office at the Central Kentucky Cancer Center in Danville, visit www.commonwealthcancercenter.com.
Ephraim McDowell Health employee receives certification
Clayton Denny, certified healthcare facilities manager and director of engineering and safety officer at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, recently earned certification as a Health Care Facility Manager.
To earn certification, Denny had to take and pass the Certified Health Care Facility Manager examination. CHFMs enjoy the pride of recognition of being among the elite in a critical field of health care.
And CHFM is a premier credential based on a sound assessment that provides distinction in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The certification is recognized by the American Hospital Association and the American Society for Health Care Engineering.
Denny has worked at Ephraim McDowell Health since 1979.
Ephraim McDowell’s maternity unit ranks high
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s maternity unit recently participated in a voluntary survey regarding infant nutrition and care. Ephraim McDowell and 2,739 other hospitals, representing 83 percent of all hospitals in the nation, voluntarily participated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2011 survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care.
Ephraim McDowell’s Composite Quality Practice Score was 75 out of 100.
Across Kentucky, the average score was 57, and the national average score was 70.
This score ranks EMRMC in the 78 percentile of all Kentucky hospitals.
The mPINC survey is a national survey of infant feeding practices in facilities that provide maternity care services.
The survey results help to improve maternity care practices and the need to take action to optimally support all mothers and babies.
“We are very excited have earned such a high score,” says Vickie King, R.N.C., M.S.N., director of women’s health services. “Our associates work extremely hard to provide mothers and babies the best possible care and this just validates the effort that is put into caring for our patients.”