Hospital pays tribute to certified nurses

LYNWOOD - St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood celebrated Certified Nurses Day on Monday by paying tribute to its 170 board-certified nurses on staff.St. Francis Medical Center's health team includes more than 170 RNs in specialties including trauma, critical care, labor and delivery, emergency, pediatrics, nursery, maternity, antepartum, medical surgical, executive administration, women's health, surgery, neonatal intensive care, and education. 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 license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a personal commitment to excellence by nursing professionals, hospital officials said. "We have an extraordinary team of nurses at St. Francis Medical Center who share our mission of providing the highest quality of care that is compassionate and patient-centered," said Beverly Quaye, vice president and chief nursing officer at St. Francis Medical Center. "Our board certified nurses represent the best and brightest health care professionals who are dedicated to serving our community and who exemplify personal commitment and achievement through the attainment of their specialty certification."

********** Published: March 22, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 49