From left, front row:
Masha Pavlov, JoAnn Medina, Yuet Ho
Back row: Cindy Harmer, Nancy Kenny, Andrea Margolis, Caroline Pinchon
OR Los Gatos Certified Nurses not shown: Eunah Kang, Hong Shi, Susan Beck
JoAnn Medina, RN, Clinical Nurse in the OR on our Los Gatos campus, attended a CNOR Conference and learned about the True North Award. She returned to her unit with great enthusiasm, offering to become the unit's champion for certification. The goal that was set was to have at least 50 percent of eligible OR nurses become certified.
With the support of PACU Assistant Manager Judy Moreno and Perioperative Director Cindy Harmer, JoAnn filed the application for the True North Award on behalf of her unit. This included an endorsement letter written by Cheryl Reinking, CNO.
While the OR at Los Gatos did not win the True North award, they did receive Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) official recognition. CCI stated in the recognition that "this facility advances a culture of patient safety."Key Takeaways
- The OR on our Los Gatos campus received the "CNOR Strong Hospital" designation due to achievement of a high percentage of certified nurses on its staff.