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Published on March 26, 2013

Abington Memorial Hospital Wins TrueNorth Award for Perioperative Nurse Certification Excellence

AMH True North Award

Joyce Cox, MBA, MSN, CNOR, president,
CCI Board of Directors, left, presents
the TrueNorth Award to Mary
Mahabee-Betts MSN, CNOR, nurse clinical
educator, Surgical Services, Abington
Memorial Hospital.

ABINGTON, PA (March 26, 2013) — Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH) earned the Competency & Credentialing Institute’s (CCI) 2013 TrueNorth Award for the Surgical Services Department’s commitment to advanced nursing credentialing.

“CCI is pleased to recognize Abington Memorial Hospital for creating a culture that promotes specialty nursing certification,” says Betsy Sklar, director of Business Development at CCI. “In many ways, certification acts as a compass directing a nurse's clinical practice towards the nationally accepted standards which is the foundation of safe patient care.”  
AMH, boasts an 87.5 percent CNOR certification rate among perioperative nurse leadership, and 46 percent of its eligible OR nursing staff are certified.  Along with its impressive CNOR certification rate, AMH received the prestigious TrueNorth Award because of its commitment to reward and recognize perioperative nurses who become certified. AMH has realized an increase in its annual certification growth rate, improved employee retention and recruitment, as well as an increase in professionalism and job satisfaction.

About Abington Memorial Hospital

Abington Memorial Hospital is a 665-bed, acute care teaching hospital with a medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and more than 5,600 employees. These professionals provide medical care and health services to residents of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

A regional provider, Abington Memorial Hospital has the only Level II accredited trauma center in Montgomery County and offers highly specialized services in cardiac care, cancer care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, home health and maternal/child health.

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