NEWS FROM......ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL, AMSTERDAM
427 Guy Park Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2011
PR 2011 - 21
St Mary's Hospital Amsterdam Celebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19
By Honoring the 47 Board Certified Nurses on its Staff
St Mary's Hospital is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19th by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:
Sister Rita Jean Dubrey
Mary Alice Hastings
Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general, has become increasingly complex. While a Registered Nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.
St Mary's Hospital encourages National Board Certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, long term care, cardiac vascular, oncology, palliative care, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care, operating room, PACU, obstetrics, rehabilitation, infection control, behavioral health and many others.
Please join St Mary's and the nation's national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!
For more information, please contact:
Jacqueline Marciniak, Public Relations Coordinator
St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam