At a recent recognition event, the hospital honored the more than 100 direct care nurses who have advanced their patient care training and certification. The nurses are certified in a range of vital areas including Oncology, Critical Care, Surgery, Emergency and Obstetrical nursing.
Kimberly A. Nagy MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, presided over the recognition event and talked about the importance of certification, as well as what it brings to the hospital. “Thank you for your focus, time and personal commitment,” she said. “Patients, their families, our physicians and the hospital in general all benefit from your enhanced knowledge and the skill you bring to the bedside.”
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital commends these professional accomplishments. “The certifications are great because they’re happening across departments. This isn’t just one nurse or one concentration. This is across the board,” Nagy said. “We’ve created an environment where nurses’ knowledge and skill is valued and appreciated. We could not be more proud of these nurses who truly took this upon themselves. They took the initiative and garnered the tools needed to provide our patients with the best possible care.”