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GRH Operating Room is CNOR Strong

Hospital news | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Contact: Mardi Ford

LA GRANDE -- Grande Ronde Hospital’s operating room team of the Surgical Services Department have been recognized by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) as CNOR Strong for advancing a culture of patient safety through its achievement of a high percentage of CNOR Strong certified nurses.

According to CCI the CNOR Strong designation is based upon research that “nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice, having validated their knowledge, skills and abilities. Thus, a team of certified nurses who have mastered the standards of preoperative practice provides even more empowerment, further advancing a culture of professionalism and promoting improved patient outcomes.”

CCI recognizes those facilities through the CNOR Strong Program that have made a “commitment to excellence by supporting their preoperative nurses who make it their goal to become and maintain their CNOR certification.” That commitment includes having at least 50 percent of eligible OR nursing staff CNOR certified and provide recognition for those nurses who become CNOR certified or re-certified.

Grande Ronde Hospital is honored to have such a dedicated team of OR nurses on staff and extends congratulations to Surgical Services Nurse Manager April Brock, RN, on their behalf and for her efforts in ensuring her team has achieved and been recognized for their efforts.

For more information about the CCI SCNOR Strong program, visit .